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Mission Statement

The criminal justice department is committed to providing a diverse, intellectually stimulating, student-centered environment that offers a variety of interactive academic and field experiences. The department will foster socially responsible leaders, who are committed to continuing scholarship and to regional and global goals.

Program Goals:

  1. Increase students’ knowledge of crime, and of the criminal justice system and its components.
  2. Expand students’ understanding of criminological theories and research and their relevance to criminal justice policies.
  3. Develop students’ critical thinking, oral and written communication skills, and problem solving capabilities.
  4. Expand students’ appreciation of social responsibility, ethics, and diversity.
  5. Augment students’ leadership skills through classroom and field experiences.
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