Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the structure and functions of the main components of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice.
  2. Recognize the importance of, and practice of, ethical behavior in a professional criminal justice work setting, both within the agency and within the community.
  3. Exhibit strong and effective written and oral communication skills.
  4. Critically consider, analyze, and research special issues in criminology and criminal justice and their effects on society.