Criminal Justice and Human Security at University of Bridgeport

Earn Your Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and Human Security

As crime becomes increasingly transnational, its causes can no longer be viewed solely through the prism of local circumstances. Understanding criminal justice and social conditions on a global scale is now vital to stopping the proliferation of crime and injustice.

UB’s Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and Human Security degree program is designed to help you attain expertise in the worldwide political, cultural, and socioeconomic conditions that contribute to crime and its attenuation. Our program will help you gain insight into the cultural, ethnic, religious and ideological differences often discovered at the root of criminal acts, violence, and terror.

Among some of the in-depth topics covered in this program: domestic, international, and comparative criminal law; transnational crime; cybercrime, and cyberterrorism—all taught by experienced faculty from UB’s College of Public and International Affairs.

Human security, as it relates to modern threats such as terrorism, human trafficking, and ethnocentric violence, will also be explored. This broader understanding of human rights and its connection to history, global policy, international peace and security, and humanitarian affairs provides a strong foundation on which you will be able to draw correlations and build solutions towards a safer world.

Why UB?

The University of Bridgeport’s vision statement reflects our dedication to both preparing students with the professional skills and intercultural competency to succeed in today’s global marketplace, and leveraging the institution’s diversity to further intercultural understanding in local, regional and global venues. Our diverse student population on campus, and in the city of Bridgeport itself, is the perfect complement to this degree—and a true reflection of the many nationalities, religions and customs punctuating the world in which we live. As a member of our diverse student body, you will become part of an international community that welcomes and fosters dialogue to further enrich your learning experience.

Pursuing your Criminal Justice and Human Security (M.A.) degree at UB also allows you to take advantage of our state-of-the-art facilities—including SMART Board-equipped classrooms, a language lab, and video studio; overseas study office; and extensive collection of library resource tools.

What is Human Security?

The Commission on Human Security defines human security in their report, Human Security Now, as:

“…to protect the vital core of all human lives in ways that enhance human freedoms and human fulfillment. Human security means protecting fundamental freedoms – freedoms that are the essence of life. It means protecting people from critical (severe) and pervasive (widespread) threats and situations. It means using processes that build on people’s strengths and aspirations. It means creating political, social, environmental, economic, military and cultural systems that together give people the building blocks of survival, livelihood and dignity.”*

*Commission on Human Security: Human Security Now, New York, 2003, p. 4 

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Mar
28
Tue
University Senate Meeting @ Carlson Hall, Room 153
Mar 28 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm
Apr
3
Mon
“A Life in Service”: Peace Corps Panel @ Carlson Hall, Room 214
Apr 3 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm

Join us as we hear from a panel of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from the UB and local community about stories from their service abroad and how their service has influenced what they are doing today. Pizza will be served!

Sponsored by the College of Public and International Affairs and the UB Peace Corps Prep Program.

Apr
4
Tue
Getting to Know South America – A Foreign Language Lecture & Study Abroad Fair @ Discovery Pavilion, Wahlstrom Library
Apr 4 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm

Join us for a lecture in Spanish by UB’s own Miguel Arroyo and Brandon LaFavor. The presentation will introduce you to South America’s geography, demographics, economics and culture. There will be headphones available so students may listen to the English translation as Miguel and Brandon give their presentation in Spanish. We will also have a special guest, Ilene Tillman from Academic Programs International (API) to talk about study opportunities in South America.

Sponsored by the Education Abroad Resource Center, Academic Programs International (API), and the College of Public and International Affairs

Apr
5
Wed
Pi Sigma Alpha Colloquium: The Role of Media in Conflict Resolution @ Tower Room, Arnold Bernhard Arts and Humanities Center
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For the 11th consecutive year, a student-written proposal for a Chapter Activity Grant has been awarded to UB by Pi Sigma Alpha honor society. The grant of $1,200 will be used to fund “The Role of Media in Conflict Resolution,” a colloquium to be hosted at the University of Bridgeport. Three experts, including a guest from the United Nations, will participate. The grant is a highly competitive – 117 chapters applied for the grant this year. Only the top ten percent of undergraduate juniors, seniors, and graduate students are invited to join Pi Sigma Alpha, an honor society for students of political science. Please join them for a remarkable and engaging discussion of current global conflicts and the role of media in seeking resolution.

Sponsored by College of Public and International Affairs and the Pi Sigma Alpha honor society.

Apr
12
Wed
The Post-Arbitration South China Sea Disputes @ Discovery Pavilion, Wahlstrom Library
Apr 12 @ 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm

The Post-Arbitration South China Sea Disputes

CPIA Roundtable with Prof. Nancy Wei

In July 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration nullified China’s South China Sea claims, but the dispute is far from being over.

Beijing and Taipei both rejected the ruling, and Philippine’s new President Duterte has shocked many by agreeing to shelve the dispute with Beijing.

How do the new developments affect Washington’s South China Sea strategy?

Contact Susan Katz at skatz@bridgeport.edu or (203) 583-0509 for more information.

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