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Criminology and Criminal Justice Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the B.S. undergraduate program in Criminology & Criminal Justice, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the interrelated institutions and processes of the criminal justice system, including the basic rights guaranteed to each individual by both state and federal constitutions and laws.

  2. Apply theories of crime and criminal justice to explain actual and hypothetical scenarios, behaviors, and trends.

  3. Evaluate social, cultural, and technological change and its impact on the criminal justice system.

  4. Assess social inequities in crime and criminal justice processes by race, social class, gender, region and age.

  5. Articulate a working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods by explaining the various social science methods of inquiry and use these to test specific criminological research questions.

  6. Engage the Marianist tradition of education for service, peace, and justice as it pertains to local and national social justice, injustices, and inequities in the criminal justice field.