Criminal Justice Studies
The Criminal Justice Studies minor looks beyond conventional policies to diagnose why get-tough programs fail, and what might work better. Rather than emphasizing only individual offenders, the minor examines the environment American society provides for potential criminals. Exploring the possibilities of restorative justice, it focuses on the political and social sources of crime and violence.
The program analyzes a range of criminal behavior - including juvenile delinquency, social deviance, blue- and what-collar crime, and state, political, and corporate crime - assesses the impact of crime on victims and explores the effects of social inequality on crime