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Upon successful completion of the bachelor of science in criminal justice, students will be able to:

  • Understand the major areas of the criminal justice system: policing, courts, law, corrections, and the juvenile justice system.
  • Recognize the importance of federal and state statutory law, case law, and constitutional law as it constrains the police, the courts, and corrections.
  • Define the role of the state in protecting and sanctioning its citizens.
  • Critically analyze scholarly research, governmental crime statistics, and public policy for accuracy, impact, and awareness.
  • Demonstrate the relationship between crime and the various correlates, such as race, gender, age, social class, and social institutions.
  • Develop awareness of past and current controversies in the criminal justice system.
  • Examine the special issues of minorities and females in every aspect of the criminal justice system. 

Note: Learning goals are subject to regular review and revision.