Goal 1 : Graduates will understand and apply the major criminal justice-related theories. 

  • SLO 1 : Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and causes of crime.
  • SLO 2 : Apply theory to specific subject areas (e.g., drugs, juvenile delinquency, victimology, etc.).

Goal 2 : Graduates will make informed and ethical judgment on issues related to crime and punishment.

  • SLO 3 : Analyze and evaluate the contemporary response to crime.
  • SLO 4 : Explain how diverse populations (i.e., based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, mental illness, etc.) are affected by crime control.

Goal 3 : Graduates will communicate their thoughts and arguments effectively (both written and orally).

  • SLO 5 : Write academic papers using the proper syntax, formatting, and grammar with correctly cited academic sources and reference sections.
  • SLO 6 : Present their work with clarity, using evidence from the literature to support their arguments and offer research and policy implications.

Goal 4 : Graduates will be prepared to work as professionals in the criminal justice field with sensitivity to diversity.

  • SLO 7 : Demonstrate professionalism at fieldwork site in performance, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors.
  • SLO 8 : Display sensitivity to cultural, gender, and socioeconomic differences in criminal justice professions.