The study of criminal justice begins with an analysis of the entire justice system as a force for social order. Advanced study inquires into the political, organizational, social and behavioral aspects of its various components. Our programs promote a multidisciplinary understanding of the sources of criminal behaviors, including perspectives and contributions from criminology, psychology and sociology.
The analytical and research skills stressed enables students to identify and assess the often conflicting objectives of criminal justice and investigate basic issues and practical problems in criminology and the administration of justice. Our curriculum provides students with a foundation for understanding factors related to crime and criminality, how the system responds to crime, appropriate methods for studying crime and data-driven approaches used to address crime-related problems.