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.
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: