Academically Speaking…Criminal Justice at OCU
With Law enforcement positions expected to increase by 11 percent by 2016, and Private detective and investigative occupations expected to see job opportunities increase by 18 percent in the next seven years (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Criminal Justice is one of the fastest growing career fields in the United States today. Fall 2013 saw the inauguration of OCU’s bachelor degree program in Criminal Justice in both its Traditional Undergraduate program and its Adult & Online Studies program. OCU’s unique Criminal Justice program is designed to equip the student with a foundational understanding of human behavior within the criminal, transformative, and restorative justice systems, and to prepare the student to serve society as ethical, caring, service-minded individuals.
Spearheading the Criminal Justice program is Professor Sean Lovell. Before coming to OCU, Lovell invested over 27 years in the United States Air Force as a Security Forces officer, AFROTC instructor and Basic Military Training Instructor. He has primarily worked in law enforcement, security operations, crime prevention, disaster response, antiterrorism and criminal investigations. He has a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a M.A. in Criminal Justice with a concentration in terrorism studies. His education and life-experience will serve the Criminal Justice students at OCU well.