Learn law enforcement skills to manage complex global risks and disasters.
The School of Education & Social Services offers several competitive, quality graduate degree programs, and the online M.S. in criminal justice with a corrections specialization is no exception.
In light of recent disasters and world events, it is increasingly important for criminal justice administrators, first responders, government officials, and organizations to understand how to manage critical incidents, psychological aspects of disasters, hazard mitigation, and risk identification.
Saint Leo University's criminal justice program director, Dr. Robert J. Diemer, has nearly 30 years of varied investigative experience, and is known across Florida and, increasingly, among national law enforcement at local, state, and federal agency levels. Dr. Diemer has served as a Deputy Sheriff, State Coordinator for the Florida Sheriff’s Association Statewide Task Force, and Chief of Investigations for the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Division of Law Enforcement. Dr. Diemer was also responsible for managing and coordinating the operations of the Florida Department of Environmental Protections Environmental Terrorism Response Team.
The curriculum as outlined below is designed for criminal justice administrators, first responders, government officials, correctional officers, probation and parole officers, community correctional officers, and those who work within the correctional population. In the past 30 years, correctional organizations have undergone dramatic changes in the field of correctional management. This course of study is designed to provide the learner with current leadership practices, understanding the complex treatments and issues of offenders, trends of the twenty-first century, health care practices, and the problems associated with recidivism.
One of the leading military colleges in the United States, Saint Leo University has been educating criminal justice professionals for more than three decades. In the Catholic spirit, we base our criminal justice model on a steadfast moral consciousness that recognizes the dignity, value, and gifts of all people.