Online Master’s in Restorative Justice Degree Rehabilitate and Reintegrate

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When crimes are committed, individuals and communities suffer. Not only do criminals pose a threat to public safety and stability – they also inflict pain and loss on their victims. As a criminal justice professional, one way you can help mitigate the effects of crime is to enforce the restorative justice system of criminal justice. This system seeks to rehabilitate and reintegrate criminals into society by helping them make amends with their victims.

Restorative justice can complement other criminal justice methods by providing a way for victims and offenders alike to be actively involved in the justice process. Not only does it treat crime as disregard for society’s laws – it also considers how crime can seriously impact individual people. By learning this process, you can prompt criminals to take responsibility for their actions and reconcile with their victims. Through methods such as mediation and face-to-face meetings, you can help offenders and victims come together to deal with the aftermath of a criminal offense and determine how to repair the harm caused by it.

If you want to gain a deeper understanding of the restorative justice process, Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Science (MS) in Criminal Justice – Restorative Justice degree may be for you. This program can help equip you to facilitate the reentry of former offenders into society and promote constructive reform of the American criminal justice system. Partner with us and learn how to protect and heal your community.


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If you’re seeking flexible and affordable restorative justice training online, Liberty can help! Our MS in Criminal Justice – Restorative Justice program is a great option for current and aspiring leaders in law enforcement, the court system, and corrections. Whether you want to work in the public, private, or nonprofit sector, this online degree can help you pursue management positions at all levels of criminal justice.

As a pioneer in distance education since 1985, we know how to create online programs that blend accessibility, affordability, and high-quality academics. Our master’s degree in restorative justice is offered 100% online with 8-week courses and no set login times – giving you the freedom to earn your degree on your schedule. Additionally, Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) – so you can pursue your degree with confidence.

In this restorative justice online training program, you’ll study under professors with unimpeachable credentials and expertise. Our faculty have terminal degrees in criminal justice or related fields as well as years of real-world experience. With their guidance, you can learn how to advocate for victims and restore former offenders to productive and positive lives.


This restorative justice master’s degree is broken down into 3 parts: core criminal justice courses, the restorative justice specialization, and thesis or elective courses. Within the core courses, you’ll explore leadership, ethics, and policing as well as human resource management in criminal justice organizations. You’ll also learn about the interdependent, multidisciplinary nature of the criminal justice system. Other topics of study include criminal justice program evaluation, topics and trends in criminal justice, and administration of justice organizations.

The restorative justice specialization focuses on the philosophical and practical underpinnings of the restorative justice movement and its role within the criminal justice system. You’ll learn about various strategies for the implementation of restorative justice and explore the impact of crimes on individuals and communities. By understanding how victims, criminals, and members of the community each play a part in the restorative justice process, you can help provide restitution to victims and effectively reintegrate offenders into society.

Lastly, you will either complete a thesis or mix and match elective courses to round out your degree. The thesis provides a valuable opportunity for you to conduct research and contribute to the current base of knowledge in your field. If you instead decide to pursue the elective track, you can choose from a wide range of courses offered by our Helms School of Government – allowing you to study the topics you’re most passionate about.

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  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

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