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This course is designed to critically evaluate concepts like "justice", "morality", "crime", "criminal", etc. These concepts are used every day, and yet we often take it for granted that their meaning is common knowledge. The reality is that arriving at a definition for a term like "justice" varies greatly depending on who you are talking to. When you consider that the overarching goal of our criminal "justice" system is to dispense justice, the definition of "justice" becomes supremely important. Unlike many other classes you will take, much of what we talk about in this class will have no clear cut answers. You will leave this course with questions, but hopefully you will be equipped with the tools necessary to evaluate those questions and form an educated opinion.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CRCJ 1010, ENGL 1160, and 45 credit hours; or instructor permission.

Criminology and Criminal Justice

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers high quality educational programming to support students in gaining the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in criminology and criminal justice or related social services fields. Students can participate in scholarly and applied research projects that involve collaborative partnerships with local and federal agencies. Students learn about emerging technologies as a means of improving and advancing criminology and criminal justice. We provide opportunities for students to connect with professionals in the classroom as well as through extracurricular events. Students are strongly encouraged to complete an internship to gain field experience prior to their graduation.