Sociology and Criminology

Bear Hall UNCW

Criminal Justice Practicum

CRM 490 (3 credits) & CRML 490 (1 Credit)

 2020 Practicum: 

Priority Application Deadline: Friday, Nov. 6th

Please click here for the Practicum Manual
Please click here for the Practicum Application


Course Description:

UNCW's Criminal Justice Practicum provides students an opportunity to gain real experience in a variety of local criminal justice agencies. It is also designed to provide practical on-the-job experiences to supplement in-class experiences. Students will intern at a minimum of 10 hours a week with the selected criminal justice agency and will also meet 1 hour every week in a class room setting to discuss educational and professional development issues relevant to the internship.

Practicum Objectives:

Expand and enrich student understanding of the criminal justice system;

•Acquire practical, real-world, experience in a criminal justice or criminology-related agency.

•Apply social science knowledge and theory towards understanding your real-world experiences.

•Begin to develop a professional identity as a criminology/criminal justice practitioner.

Examples of past and possible practicums:
  • Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE)
  • Brunswick County Adult Probation & Parole
  • Brunswick County District Attorney's Office
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
  • Coastal Horizon Center (TASC)
  • CUE-Center for Missing Persons
  • Jacksonville Police Department
  • Juvenile Detention Center
  • Juvenile Services Division
  • Kure Beach Police Department
  • LINC (Leading Into New Communities, Inc.)
  • New Hanover County Correctional Center
  • New Hanover County District Attorney's Office
  • New Hanover County Pretrial Release
  • New Hanover County Sheriff's Office
  • North Carolina Adult Probation & Parole
  • Pender County Correctional Facility
  • Pender County Sheriff's Office
  • Public Defender's Office (Wilmington)
  • Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc.
  • State Bureau of Investigation (SBI)
  • UNCW Campus Police
  • U.S. Probation Office
  • Wilmington Police Department
  • Wrightsville Beach Police Department
Instructions for Interested Students:

After carefully reading the practicum manual contact Dr. Jake Day if you have any further questions about the practicum application process or internship placement options and process. 

Practicum Application

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