Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students

Department of Criminal Justice

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Department Head: Zommer
Professors: Griffin, McNamara
Associate Professor: Zommer, Hefner, Hill, Fenoff


The mission of the Criminal Justice program is to foster an intellectually stimulating educational experience that prepares students to work within the criminal justice system and its related fields, as well as laying the academic foundation for graduate study. This is accomplished by developing students’ understanding of the causes of crime, which includes a grasp of the larger social context in which crime occurs, the operation and effectiveness of agencies within the criminal justice system, as well as developing students’ analytical skills that enable them to conduct and evaluate criminal justice-related research.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate ethical arguments regarding criminal justice policy decisions. 
  2. Evaluate the impact of race, gender, ethnicity, and social factors on critical issues in criminal justice. 
  3. Apply theoretical frameworks to the factors that contribute to crime and criminal activity. 
  4. Incorporate a critical global perspective to crime and justice. 
  5. Generate policy recommendations based on criminal justice concepts and research.  




      Criminal Justice

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