The criminal justice system is the network of multiple, interrelated pillars, consisting of multiple government agencies namely: law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and corrections and those composing the non-formal pillar called community. These pillars are fashioned to support the ideals of legal justice – the result of forging the rights of individuals with the government’s corresponding duty to ensure and protect those rights referred to as due process. The College of Criminal Justice students are imbued with solid moral values, ethical leadership, and nothing but truth and honor.
You will carry with you a flagship program for justice dispensation as we prepare you for careers in public safety. You will be trained not only for academic excellence but also to cater to the needs of the community you will serve.
Dr. Yolanda S. Lira
Dean, College of Criminal Justice
The year 1999 marked the first Licensure Examination for Criminologists taken and passed by seven (7) of its graduates following the University’s establishment in 1995 formerly known as City College of Manila. The School of Criminology received its first Certificate of Recognition from Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for Ranking No. 1 (Category C) in the 2002 Licensure Examination for Criminology.
The College of Criminal Justice (CCJ) focuses on the study of crime and delinquency as a social phenomenon. Its scope includes law making, law breaking, as well as the various agencies charged with the administration of justice. It prepares the students for a career in law enforcement, correctional administration, public safety, and allied fields.
A cradle of the nation’s best Criminologists, criminal justice professionals, and public safety and security officers, who are equipped with theoretical knowledge, practical skills, and moral values in addressing the problem of local and transnational crimes, and the competence to meet the challenges of global policing.
To provide the community with professionally competent, service-oriented, and morally upright graduates who can deliver efficient and effective crime prevention, law enforcement, and public safety and security services among others; credible and scientific crime detection and investigation; humane custody and rehabilitation of criminal offenders; and scientific criminological research.
S – Public Safety
A – Accountability
F – Fairness and Equality
E – Excellent Service
Figure 1: UDM CCJ Logo
Meaning and Description:
The College of Criminal Justice is represented by the color Maroon which stands for responsibility and thoughtfulness. Graduates of the UDM Criminology program are known to be courageous and brave, with an impeccable sense of heroism.
Bachelor of Science in Criminology
The field of criminology is the study of crime and the various agencies of justice as they operate and react to crime, criminals and victims. It is therefore the mission of the Criminology program to provide the community with professionally competent and morally upright graduates who can deliver efficient and effective services in crime prevention, crime detection and investigation, law enforcement, public safety, custody and rehabilitation of offenders, criminological research, among others.
Universidad De Manila is one of the two locally funded higher-education institutions of Manila offering free college education to the city’s under-privileged students.