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Criminal Justice Studies

General

Testing

Program Title

Criminal Justice Studies

Degree Designation

BA

Award Type

Baccalaureate

Program Level

Undergraduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus

Program Description

This program explores the American criminal justice system and how corrections, court services, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and public and private security components work together within the criminal justice continuum. The program culminates with an emphasis on research, analysis and the successful completion of an internship. Students may choose a concentration in Corrections and Reentry, Public and Private Safety or Victim Services.

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Health and Wellness Professions

Status

Active

Does this BA major require fewer than 45 credits? Please check the following as appropriate.

BA majors requiring 45 credits or more may take one year of coursework in a single foreign language, a second major or a minor, but it is not required.

Requirements

Program Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Administration of Justice: Contemporary criminal justice system, major systems of social control and their policies and practices; ethics, victimology, juvenile justice; compariative criminal justice.

Outcome

Corrections: History, theory, practice and legal environment, development of correctional philosophy, ethics, incarceration, diversions, community-based corrections, treatment of offenders.

Outcome

Law Adjudication: Criminal law, criminal procedures, ethics, prosecution, defense, and court procedures and decision-making.

Outcome

Law Enforcement: History, theory, practice and legal environment, police organization, discretion, ethics and subculture.

Outcome

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.

Outcome

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.

Degree Maps

Major Code

1031

Program Code

1790