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Criminal Justice

The purpose of a minor in criminal justice is to lead interested students to an understanding of the contemporary criminal legal system, and to supplement and enrich a related major course of study. The minor requires a minimum of 18 credits and is suitable for students majoring in a social science, social work and communication, or those students planning to attend law school or preparing for any career in which a knowledge of the criminal justice system is useful.


Course Requirements

CRIM 2612 The Criminal Justice System in Modern America
CRIM 2616 Criminology
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 

Elective Courses - Any two of the following: 

ANTH 2213 Case Studies in the Anthropology of Law
CRIM 2613 Victimology
CRIM 2614 Police in Modern Society
CRIM 2615 Penology
CRIM 2617 Juvenile Delinquency
CRIM 2618 Community Supervision
CRIM 2619 Prosecution and Adjudication
CRIM 2912 Criminal Justice Administration and Management
CRIM 2913, 2915-2916, 2918-2920 Special Issues in Criminal Justice
CRIM 3894-3896 Criminal Justice Co-op I, II and III
SOCI 2213 Law and the Legal System
SOCI 3815 Deviance and Conformity

Any one of the following:

SOCI 2211 Marriage and Family Life
SOCI 2314 Organizations and Society
SOCI 2513 Social Inequality
SOCI 2515 Majority-Minority Relations
SOCI 2701 Social Change
SOCI 2713 Politics and Society

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Lonnie Athens
Lonnie Athens
Professor of Criminal Justice
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