The Violence Prevention and Advocacy concentration equips students to address abuse and violence through avenues that include working with vulnerable populations to strengthen communities, developing local support programs, and participating in the reform of unsuccessful policing or prevention systems.
Increase safety. Save lives.
Topics addressed in the Violence Prevention and Advocacy concentration include:
A noble calling
At Lasell, you’ll learn to develop comprehensive strategies and programs focused on effectively preventing and responding to violence of all types. Full-time faculty with rich industry experience will enhance your communication and management skills to advocate – legislatively and otherwise – for those who have suffered abuse, and to aid their recovery. Students are positioned to utilize their learning and previous professional experience to lift up communities at the domestic, local, and state level, resulting in big-picture impact on individual lives. Graduates of the Violence Prevention and Advocacy concentration go on to work and advance in various settings that include schools, healthcare institutions, and police departments, where they make a substantive difference in the lives of those they serve.
Critical skills for critical work
Graduate students at Lasell are respected for their experience and encouraged to optimize their network to make the most out of the concentration. Take a course with the head of community relations for the Middlesex DA’s office, or intern with the Boston Police Department and work with juveniles and abuse survivors. Apply your experience as part of your Capstone, either by conducting an in-depth research project or participating in an internship with a featured course connection. Whether you are newly pursuing work in the field or looking to advance in the field, Lasell will help you enhance your experience and position you to make a positive impact after graduation.
Thanks to a vibrant community of working professionals and a wide range of available services, graduate students are positioned to develop their expertise and advance their career. As a Lasell graduate student you will have the opportunity to:
Your pathway to a fulfilling future
Graduates in the Violence Prevention and Advocacy concentration pursue work in federal protection agencies, law enforcement, legal work, schools and healthcare institutions, and other related roles. Our graduates are well positioned to succeed in positions that include:
|COURSE CODE||COURSE TITLE||CREDITS|
|CJ701||The Criminal Justice System & Process||3|
|CJ702||Critical Legal Issues in Crim Justice||3|
|CJ703||Advanced Criminological Thought||3|
|CJ704||Ethical Theory & Criminal Justice Policy||3|
|CJ705||Criminal Justice Leadership & Management||3|
|CJ709||Research Methods & Statistical Analysis||3|
|CJ740||Theories of Violence & Aggression||3|
|CJ741||Interpersonal & Relationship Violence||3|
|CJ742||Violence Prev, Advocacy, & Social Change||3|
|Choose 1 from the following:|
|CJ798||Research Project Capstone||3|
Choose two electives:
Students in the M.S. in Criminal Justice must choose two electives to complete their degree requirements. Electives can be drawn from:
|SPRING MAIN - 1/15-5/6|
|CJ798||Research Project Capstone (Prereq: CJ709 and permission from: Prof. Linda Bucci)||Online||Weeks, Edward|
|CJ799||Internship (Prereq: Permission from: Prof. Linda Bucci)||Linda Bucci|
|SPRING 1: 1/15 - 3/5|
|CJ701||The Criminal Justice System & Process||Online|
|CJ705||Criminal Justice Leadership & Management||Online||Mark Beaudry|
|CJ706||Advanced Applied Forensics||Online||Kim Farah|
|CJ709||Research Methods & Statistical Analysis||Thomas Zawisza|
|CJ732||Cybercrime & Data Security||Mark Beaudry|
|CJ740||Theories of Violence & Aggression||MacMaster|
|SPRING 2: 3/18 - 5/6|
|CJ702||Critical Legal Issues in Crim Justice||Online|
|CJ704||Ethical Theory & Criminal Justice Policy||Online||Mark Beaudry|
|CJ709||Research Methods & Statistical Analysis||Online||Ed Weeks|
|CJ730||Terrorism & Homeland Security||Online|
Candidates seeking admission to Lasell College's Criminal Justice graduate degree must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate through academic background and/or work experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission. The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.
Lasell's Criminal Justice graduate degree program offers three concentrations: Emergency and Crisis Management, Homeland Security and Global Justice, Violence Prevention and Advocacy, and Criminal Justice: Self-Designed Option.
Admission Requirements Checklist:
A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates withfewer than 3 years of professional work experience.*
Materials should be addressed to:
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466