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2007-08 Undergraduate Catalog

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Description of the Major
The Bachelor of Arts in criminology introduces you to the study of criminal behavior, criminal justice systems and law from a multidisciplinary, liberal arts perspective. It enables you to understand crime, how society reacts to it (especially through the criminal justice system and law) and the interrelationships between features of society and law. It includes learning about the theories of crime and methods for studying crime, law and society.

Additional information is available from your major's website.
Before Graduating You Must
  • Pass department examinations regarding crime, criminal justice, law and society, and criminological theory.
  • Complete a research paper for CCJ 3701 demonstrating your ability to research and to interpret research in criminology, law and society.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Know the criminal justice system, the interrelationships among its components and their fit with society.
  2. Know the legal institutions, the law and their interaction in society.
  3. Analyze theories of crime and their implications for programs and policies to reduce crime.
  4. Interpret and evaluate research in criminology, law and society and exhibit proficiency in the techniques used to conduct such research.
  5. Communicate ideas clearly and effectively in an accepted style of presentation.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
CCJ 3024 X        
CCJ 3038   X      
CCJ 3701       X X
CCJ 4604     X    

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