Criminology and Justice Studies Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Justice Studies will be able to

1. Analyze and interpret the diversity of social experience associated with criminology and social justice issues, especially as they relate to race, class, gender, age, sexual preference, religion, and nationality.

2. Assess the merits of competing theoretical approaches to formulate empirically researchable questions about criminology and social justice concerns.

3. Locate, analyze, assess, and communicate criminology and social justice scholarship.

4. Understand and employ research strategies and their applicability to particular research questions, theoretical orientations, and social contexts.

5. Understand the ethical and social justice implications of criminology and social justice inquiry.

6. Use criminology and justice studies perspectives, concepts, and theories to understand and identify the societal problems of publics with differing and multiple interests. Be able to specify the underlying sources of these social problems, especially in regard to structural or institutional sources, and be able to propose and assess possible policies, interventions, and/or modes of advocacy to address them.

7. Apply criminology and justice studies theories and research to advocate for positive social change.