Criminal Justice Mission, Goals, & Objectives
The Criminal Justice Department Goals
- Students will be familiar with key concepts and theories in criminology (for the Criminal Justice Program).
- Distinguish between crime and deviance.
- Explain and compare and contrast various theories of crime causation.
- Explain the issues concerning “victimless crime”.
- Explain the patterns associated with various crime typologies.
- Students will have a basic understanding of the criminal justice system and how it operates (fort the Criminal Justice Program).
- Explain police culture, issues concerning police corruption and police brutality, the court system, the corrections system and alternatives to corrections.
- Students will be able to articulate the goals and philosophies governing the criminal justice system.
- Students will be able to explain issues concerning crime victims.
- Students will understand the role of evidence in Criminal Justice and will be familiar with quantitative and qualitative research methods used in the social sciences.
- Identify basic methodological approaches and understand the role of methods in building sociological knowledge.
- Compare and contrast basic methodological approaches for gathering data.
- Critically assess published research reports/articles.
- Design and complete a research study.
- Use data sets to answer research questions.
- Understand and apply basic statistical tests used in the social sciences.
- Students will be able to communicate effectively.
- Express ideas in a clear and coherent manner in writing.
- Express ideas in a clear and coherent manner through oral presentations.
- Work together in teams to present group projects.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills including analysis, synthesis, and application of principles.
- Students will have a basic understanding of the legal rights afforded the accused (for the Criminal Justice Program).
- Explain the basic constitutional rights afforded to the accused.
- Explain the exclusionary rule.
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