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MS in Criminal Justice (36 credits)


Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Administration of Justice: Contemporary criminal justice system, major systems of social control and their policies and practices; ethics, victimology, juvenile justice; compariative criminal justice.
  • Corrections: History, theory, practice and legal environment, development of correctional philosophy, ethics, incarceration, diversions, community-based corrections, treatment of offenders.
  • Theories of Crime and Justice: The nature and causes of crime, typologies, offenders, and victims; policy implications of theories; ethics; legal and criminal justice system responses to crime and victimization.
  • Law Adjudication: Criminal law, criminal procedures, ethics, prosecution, defense, and court procedures and decision-making.
  • Law Enforcement: History, theory, practice and legal environment, police organization, discretion, ethics and subculture.
  • Research and Analytic Methods: Quantitative and qualitative methods for conducting and analyzing criminal justice research in a manner appropriate for undergraduate students. Application of data analysis and statistics for measuring cirme and assessing criminal justice system responses to crime.






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