Criminal Justice Learning Outcomes
Subject Mastery – Students will demonstrate a knowledge of the sources of crime, the methods of collecting data, prevention of crime and crime control and the role of actors in the criminal justice system.
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving – Students will demonstrate an ability to ask critical questions concerning criminality and the social response to crime. This involves understanding criminological theories and the challenge of inequality in the criminal justice system.
Effective Evaluation – Students will demonstrate proficiency at analyzing data using quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
Criminal Law and Procedure – Students will identify important Federal court cases related to criminal procedure and criminal defenses.
Ethics – Students will articulate ethical implications of decision making in the criminal justice system.
Oppression and Privilege – Students will identify ways in which privilege, racial and economic hardship intensify problems in the criminal justice system.
Research Competency – Students will organize research on a criminal justice problem. This will include the construction of a survey tool or the use of secondary data.
Writing and Communication – Students will effectively communicate in both writing and speaking various perspectives and their application to issues linked to criminal justice.