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Criminal Justice Department

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Student Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Comprehension

To develop students' understanding of the history, components, foundations, processes, and concepts relevant to the courses being offered. Specifically, students will be able to understand the various components of criminal justice systems. These institutions include the police, courts, corrections, and law. In addition, students will examine the theoretical foundations that inform and guide the discipline, including an awareness of the foundational roots of criminal justice in other disciplines such as psychology, philosophy, political science, and sociology.

Outcome 2: Synthesis

To develop students' ability to critically think about, evaluate, and participate in discussions about key criminal justice issues through oral and written synthesis of theory and research. In addition, this learning outcome develops students' awareness of the importance of justice and civil rights while engaging in systems of social control.

Outcome 3: Analysis & Application

To develop students' ability to analyze and apply theory and/or research in the exploration of critical issues in criminal justice through effective written and oral communication. In addition, this learning outcome will further develop students' skills in critical thinking, methodological design, data analysis and interpretation, computer utilization, and oral and written communication.