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Homeland Security Lab

Homeland Security & Criminal Justice Leadership: Master Dual Program

In today’s dynamic landscape, a career in homeland security and criminal justice leadership is a responsibility—a dedication to safeguarding communities and upholding equity. A cornerstone of meeting this responsibility lies in an understanding of both homeland security and criminal justice leadership, the discipline in which encompasses unique insights and challenges that demand specialized knowledge and skills. Homeland security demands a keen understanding of cybersecurity, counterterrorism, and emergency preparedness, while criminal justice leadership focuses on enforcing laws and ensuring equitable justice for all.

Overhead of the Empire State Building in New York City

Navigating the Future of Homeland Security and Criminal Justice: From 9/11 to Tomorrow

In the wake of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the United States found itself confronting a new reality—one marked by unprecedented threats to national security. In response to these challenges, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) emerged as a pivotal force in safeguarding the nation against terrorism and other hazards. The DHS represented the largest restructuring of the federal government since World War II, consolidating the efforts of 22 disparate agencies into a unified entity tasked with protecting the homeland. In this article, we examine the creation of the DHS and how it has evolved throughout the years—as well as what the future may hold for homeland security and criminal justice leadership.