Minor in Criminal Justice

A student may minor in Criminal Justice by completing:

  • CRJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice. (3) A. A general overview of the criminal justice system including a description of the major agencies: police, prosecution, courts, and corrections, and an analysis of their interdependence in the criminal justice process.
  • CRJ 313 Criminal Justice Ethics. (3) A. Cross listed with WGS 313. Prerequisites: CRJ 101 with a grade of “C” or better, sophomore standing, or departmental approval. Examines the moral, legal and normative obligations of the state and criminal justice professionals. Surveys the philosophies and theories of ethics and deviance. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for PLS 326 or WGS 313.
  • CRJ 331 Perspectives on Crime and Delinquency. (3) A. Prerequisites: CRJ 101 with a grade of “C” or better, sophomore standing, or departmental approval. Overview of crime and its control. Examines law making, law breaking, and the social response from theoretical perspectives including social, economic, cultural, symbolic, psychological and biological. Includes historical and contemporary developments.
  • CRJ 388 Criminal Justice Research. (3) A. Prerequisites: CRJ 101 or COR 201 with a grade of “C” or better, sophomore standing, or departmental approval. Overview of the research process, with emphasis on finding, using, and evaluating criminal justice research. Examination of both quantitative and qualitative social science research methods and procedures appropriate to the study of crime policy and criminal justice. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for COR 388 or PLS 388.
  • CRJ 400 Applied Criminal Justice Analysis. (3) A. Prerequisites: CRJ 388 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better, sophomore standing, or departmental approval. Analytical and statistical concepts and procedures relevant to crime and criminal justice data. Includes quantitative and qualitative techniques.
  • One upper level CRJ elective

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