Students will be able to describe various historical and modern day challenges confronted in dealing with deviant behavior in society and associate these with proactive evidence-based reforms and solutions.
Students will be able to examine historical origins and current social issues from a variety of philosophical and theoretical perspectives on how human behavior has shaped culture and society.
Students will be able to outline the various elements of the criminal law, Amendment provisions and protections, and how these connect to the duties of working in each realm the criminal justice system.
Students will be able to describe the history and application of punishment, sentencing, rehabilitation, community corrections, and programming for deviant behavior in the criminal justice system.
Students will be able to compare the various strengths and weaknesses of a variety of treatment programs available for offenders and special populations within the correctional realm.
Students will be able to distinguish effective law enforcement strategies and responses relating to homeland security and security threats.
Students will be able to justify the vital ethical practices for those working in the criminal justice field.
Student will demonstrate effective oral and written communication pertaining to the social sciences involving quantitative research, theory, and practice.
Students will develop critical thinking skills encompassing the daily operations of each component of the criminal justice systems’ function within society.