This program explores issues including justice, crime, law, offenders, victims, the criminal justice system and other forms of social sanctions and controls with emphasis on studying the institutions of justice.
Students in the Criminal Justice program will examine concepts and practical applications of justice, historical and contemporary explanations of responses to crime, and current research literature in criminal justice and interdisciplinary criminology. Students are challenged to think critically about how justice is best achieved, the key issues confronting the criminal justice system, the strengths and weaknesses of possible reforms, and the ethical dilemmas facing criminal justice practitioners.
The program requires the completion of core courses. In addition, students may take courses in Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Conflict Resolution Studies.