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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice


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Program objectives for a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice are: (a) exhibit an understanding of the important functions, organization, and fundamental concepts of the operation of the criminal justice system (police, law/courts, corrections) in a democratic society; (b) acquire knowledge of the development of the components of the criminal justice system from an historical and cross-cultural perspective; (c) know the major theorists and theoretical orientations that help explain criminal behavior; (d) be able to understand, analyze, and critically evaluate basic research and data relevant to crime and the criminal justice system; (e) demonstrate an ability to formulate a thesis and to gather and critically assess information appropriate to a topic under study; (f) have the ability to effectively communicate both in written and oral form; (g) have an understanding of career and educational options that a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice provides.

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