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Criminal Justice

To a great extent, the safety, order and freedom of our democratic society depends on our criminal justice professionals. These are the men and women who spend the majority of their time providing a variety of services to their communities. The complexity of today's diverse communities demands more than ever that criminal justice professionals are broadly educated and highly trained.

Why Criminal Justice at GRCC?

We're dedicated to preparing you for challenging careers in law enforcement, corrections, juvenile services and other criminal justice fields. We do this by offering knowledge, education and guidance in the history and philosophy of criminal justice; the organization, management and operation of modern criminal justice agencies; the social, psychological, and cultural aspects of society; and the laws impacting criminal justice functions.

Contact Info

(616) 234-3741


Anna Abernethy
I went from a person who wanted to do the minimum and had little confidence in her ability to succeed to a woman with confidence, accomplishments and a college education. GRCC was not only a stepping stone in my college career, but the foundation of my education.
Anna Abernethy, Criminal Justice alum

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