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  • Academic Learning Compact - Criminology and Law

    The Bachelor of Arts in criminology and law (both the on-campus and the online degree programs) introduces you to the study of criminal behavior, criminal justice systems and law from a multidisciplinary, liberal arts perspective. It enables you to understand crime, how society reacts to it (especially through the criminal justice system and law) and the interrelationships between features of society and law. It includes learning about the theories of crime and methods for studying crime, law and society.

    Additional information is available from your major's website.

    Before Graduating You Must

    • Pass a department exit examination regarding crime, criminal justice, law and society and criminological theory.
    • Complete a research paper for CCJ 3701 demonstrating your ability to research and to interpret research in criminology, law and society.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree as determined by faculty.

    Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)

    1. Define and describe the criminal justice system, the interrelationships among its components and their fit with society.
    2. Define and describe the legal institutions, the law and their interaction in society.
    3. Analyze theories of crime and their implications for programs and policies to reduce crime.
    4. Interpret and evaluate research in criminology, law and society and exhibit proficiency in the techniques used to conduct such research.
    5. Communicate ideas clearly and effectively in an accepted style of presentation.

    Table Key: I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5
    CCJ 3024 I, R, A        
    CCJ 3038   I, R, A      
    CCJ 3701       I, R, A I, R, A
    CCJ 4014     I, R, A    

    Assessment Types:
    Exams and papers.

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