BA in Criminal Justice

General

Program Description

The Criminal Justice program promotes an intensive understanding of important social, ethical, and political issues surrounding our system of justice, and is designed for those who wish to serve in our justice system. Our classes are designed for those interested in or currently serving in law enforcement, the judiciary, corrections or victim advocacy.

The Criminal Justice Program provides students with the scholarship and skills necessary to be proficient and successful in all aspects of the criminal justice system. The program also provides a solid foundation on which to continue your education in graduate school.

Outcome

  • Students will demonstrate a proficiency in critical reading, thinking, and listening skills.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of, and be able to apply, fundamental United States Constitutional principles of law.
  • Students will be able to describe the complex nature of law and the criminal justice system.
  • Students will be able to describe and evaluate the relationship between philosophy, theory, policy, and practice in the criminal justice system.
  • Students will be able to collect and interpret information on relevant topics concerning the justice system, as well as applying recognized techniques of analysis to research questions.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the roles, functions, and limitations of corrections in the criminal justice system.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the ethical concerns in the field of Criminal Justice.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the validity of theories of victimization and recognize the impact of crime.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of theories of leadership and supervision in the criminal justice profession.
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Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the College of Saint Elizabeth has a strong tradition of concern for the poor, for developing leadership in a spirit of service and social ... Read More

Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the College of Saint Elizabeth has a strong tradition of concern for the poor, for developing leadership in a spirit of service and social responsibility, and a commitment to the promotion of women as full partners in society. Read less