Undergraduate students completing the BSJS degree in Justice Studies will be able to demonstrate the following abilities:
1) Evaluate the merits of competing theoretical perspectives used to explain the nature of crime and demonstrate an ability to apply criminological theories to specific types of crime;
2) Demonstrate an ability to apply ethical principles to criminal justice issues, policies, and practices and evaluate their implications;
3) Explain the criminal justice process, the role of discretion among criminal justice actors, and evaluate best practices;
4) Compare and contrast the United States criminal justice system with that of other nations with an understanding of historical and cultural contexts;
5) Evaluate the historical, political, and social contexts and empirical support for a particular criminal justice policy area;
6) Demonstrate an understanding of the research process by both conducting original research and analyzing existing data.
Last updated: 10/24/2013