Criminal justice investigates into the nature, incidence, prevalence, distribution, causation and remedies to crime and delinquency in our society; historically and contemporarily, domestically and crossculturally.
It further explores the philosophy and ideology, theory and practice, structure and process, policy and programs, and problems and issues of police, courts and corrections. Upon graduation, students are equipped with research skills, theoretical understanding and practical knowledge on
how the criminal justice system operates.
Study of legal scientific physical evidence: e.g. fingerprinting, DNA analysis and famous crime scene investigations.
2 Crime and Personality
This course deals with the root causes of crime in the individual and in the culture. Consideration of personality dynamics and treatment approaches are major elements of this course.
3 Practicum in Criminal Justice
A required, non-classroom, on-the-job experience which provides the student the opportunity to observe correctional, law enforcement, or court settings; relate to professionals in the field; and obtain "hands-on" experience which cannot be obtained as effectively any other way.
4 Law and Justice in America
Presents legal issues in all three segments of the American criminal justice system. Constitutional and statutory rights and obligations are considered along with policy considerations. Major emphasiss in the course is placed on student initiative in learning.