College of Criminal Justice Education
The College of Criminal Justice Education, adhering to the UC Philiosophy, recognizes the vital role in enhancing relevant and responsive education in the field of Criminology.
In 2008, the College of Criminal Justice Education became a center of excellence providing quality instruction and effective training that will develop a progressive education for those who are deserving and to keep abreast with the changing times and apply latest technology and modern techniques in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice System, Public Safety Administration, Corrections and Jail Management.
The College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE) at the University of the Cordilleras (UC) traces its birth in the year 1986 when the school was then called Baguio Colleges Foundation (BCF). Back then, the College was under the umbrella of the College of Arts and Sciences known as Criminology Department. This Department offered the four year degree Bachelor of Science in Criminology initially with 72 enrolees. With this degree program offering, UC (BCF) became an alternative Higher Education Institution in Baguio City for students in the Cordilleras and nearby regions who aim to pursue the degree program BS Criminology.
In 1990, the pioneer graduates of the degree program and first successful examinees in the Licensure Examination for Criminologists were produced. In the succeeding years, enrollees in BS Criminology continued to multiply; hence, in May of 1997 the Criminology Department under Dr. Benjamin G. Mang-usan was separated from the College of Arts and Sciences and became an independent College called the College of Criminology.
The exemplary performance of the College in board examinations commenced during its early stages. Graduates of the College started to land in the top ten (10) places as early as October of 1992, barely two years after the degree program was offered. In October of 1993, the first graduate to land in the number one spot emerged. Since then, graduates of the College managed to take the top ten (10) and twenty (20) places in the Licensure Examination for Criminologists. Furthermore, it consistently maintained its superior passing percentage way above the national passing rate.
In 2005, specifically second trimester of SY 2005-2006, the College of Criminology was renamed the College of Criminal Justice Education by virtue of Academic Affairs Council Resolution No. 002, s.2005. This is in view of the issuance of CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 21 s. of 2005, which provides:
"A rationalized Criminal Justice Education (CJE) in the country that
shall include degree programs in Criminology, Law Enforcement Administration, Correctional Administration,
Industrial Security Administration and Forensic Science among others."
With the College's sincerity and genuine effort to provide quality education in the field of Criminology by "demonstrating excellence in providing quality instruction, research, extension and linkages and institutional qualifications", the Commission on Higher Education identified and designated the University of the Cordilleras as Center of Excellence (COE) in Criminology on October 9, 2008.
The College was able to attain a commanding 100% passing rate for first takers in the April and October 2011, as well as in the October 2012 and April 2013 examinations. Also, and worthy of note, the University was the only "Top Performing School" recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in the April 2010 and April 2011 Licensure Examinations as per Commission Resolution No. 2010-547 series of 2010. As of April 2013, there are 116 topnotchers in the top ten (10) and twenty (20) places. Furthermore, for the 32nd Licensure Examinations, the University of the Cordilleras sustains its reputation as the school with the highest passing percentage.
The College of Criminal Justice Education was led by its former vibrant and humble dean, the late Dr. Benjamin G. Mang-usan who served the college until his untimely demise December 2012. He has been assisted by competent and loyal faculty members and staff, including the college's current dean, Dr. Ariel Nimo Pumecha.
Mission and Vision
The College of Criminal Justice Education shall produce graduates who are spiritually, morally, mentally, physically and emotionally prepared to enter the realms of Law, Law Enforcement Administration, Criminal Sociology, Crime Detection and Investigation, Forensic Science and Correctional Administration professions.
The College of Criminal Justice Education, adhering to the UC Philosophy, recognizes its vital role in enhancing relevant and responsive education in the field of Criminal Justice.
Into the 21st century, the College of Criminal Justice Education as a center of excellence envisions itself as an institution providing quality instruction and effective training for those who are deserving; to be recognized not only in the Philippines, but in the entire Asia as a producer of the finest graduates who can ably adapt with modernization and capable of applying latest technology and modern techniques in Law, Law Enforcement Administration, Criminal Sociology, Crime Detection and Investigation, Forensic Science and Correctional Administration.
Towards these ends, the College of Criminal Justice Education exerts its utmost effort to:
- Provide the basic concepts and skills in Law, Law Enforcement Administration, Criminal Sociology, Crime Detection and Investigation, Forensic Science and Correctional Administration so that graduates will satisfy both national and global standards;
- Enrich knowledge of constitutional and civic laws in order to flourish as devoted citizens of the country who shall be models of integrity and trustworthiness;
- Deepen awareness of the different socio-ethnic cultures, ethical standards of leadership, and discipline;
- Elevate the level of their patriotism and service to the people, the community and the world; and
- Initiate a research culture in the College where students and faculty members produce research papers useful in the development of a progressive nation.