Some colleges with highly rated criminal justice programs include University of Maryland in College Park, University of Cincinnati, SUNY University of Albany and University of Missouri in St. Louis, according to U.S. News's Rankings and Reviews. Students who attend these schools will learn about the psychology, law and sociology of crime and about the justice system to gain skills necessary to help prevent crime.
One of the top schools for criminal justice programs is The University of Maryland-College Park, which established its department of criminology and criminal justice in 1969. The department also has an undergraduate in Shady Grove, MD and a master's degree program in China with Nanjing Normal University Law School.
Other good schools with criminal justice programs include Florida State University, Michigan State University, Pennsylvania State University and University of California in Irvine.