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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice


Criminal Justice encompasses the study of criminals, crime as a social phenomenon, and the criminal justice system as an interrelated whole. The program has been developed in cooperation with the Forrest City Police Department, the St. Francis County Sheriff, the Arkansas State Police (Regional Office), and the Arkansas Commission on Crime and Law Enforcement. The goals of the program are: (1) to upgrade area law enforcement in helping to meet the minimum standards to be established by the Advisory and Executive Commission on Officer Standards for the State of Arkansas, and (2) to develop a professional attitude toward law enforcement.

 Career Opportunities    Annual Salary

Students completing EACC's criminal justice programs are prepared to pursue careers in law enforcement at the local, state, or federal level. After completing our program, students can anticipate an exciting career with the following job duties: 

  • Patrol assigned area
  • Enforce laws and ordinances
  • Regulate traffic
  • Control crowds
  • Prevent crime
  • Arrest violators


Arkansas Median Salary: $37,070

National Median Salary: $61,050

10 Year Projected Employment Demand: 13% Increase

*Bureau of Labor Statistics accessed through

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Program Credential Credit to Credential  Program Documents Program Cost

Associate of Science in Criminal Justice



Associate of Science Program of Studies

Associate of Science Program of Studies (2+2)



Associate of Applied Science Criminal Justice

60-61 Associate of Applied Science Program of Studies $5,790.00*
TC Criminal Justice
33 Technical Certificate Program of Studies $2,920.00*
CP Criminal Justice 15 Certificate of Proficiency Program of Studies $*

                                                                                                                                *Approximate cost of the program for in-county residents.


Interested in Learning More? Contact one of our Admission Staff at the Hodges Student Services Complex, at (870)-633-4480 Ext. 300.  Campus.png




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