Criminal Justice Student Learning Outcomes

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Keeping in mind the goals of the Criminal Justice major, graduates are expected to:

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Students will identify ways in which oppression, privilege, discrimination, and social and economic disadvantage contribute to inequalities and injustices within criminal justice systems.
Students will demonstrate the capacity to design innovative approaches to dealing with social injustices and social harms within criminal justice systems.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the origins of criminal behavior, society's response to crime, and the consequences of crime to our society, utilizing multiple perspectives.
Students will articulate ethical implications of decision making in a professional capacity.
Students will demonstrate a professional demeanor (e.g. in behavior and communication).
Students will develop and demonstrate sufficient critical self awareness to understand the influence of personal biases and values when interacting with diverse groups.
Students will recognize and dialogue with others about the role of difference and the multiple intersections of oppression and privilege in shaping a person's identity and life experiences.
Students will apply theoretical frameworks to understanding the causes and prevention of crime, the processes of criminalization, and crime enforcement.
Students will understand qualitative and quantitative research methods to collect and analyze data.
Students will articulate the link between research, theory, and practice.
Students will understand the dynamics, causes, and treatment programs available for special populations.
Students will demonstrate writing proficiency.
Students will demonstrate oral communications skills.

Approved by the faculty 3-6-2014