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B.S. - Criminal Justice Administration

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Professional Core Course Descriptions

CJAD 210 - INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION

This is an introductory course designed to expose students to the various Major elements of the criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections). Students will learn about the ways in which the various systems interact, the processing of offenders, the various forms of punishment and the alternatives to punishment. The future of the criminal justice system will also be discussed.

CJAD 240 - INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY

This course will focus on theories of crime and types of offending. Topics related the causation, control and prevention of criminal behavior will be addressed in this course.

CJAD 340 - EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE & RESEARCH METHODS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONS

This innovative approach to research describes best practices and data driven solutions in criminal justice research including quantitative, qualitative, and program evaluation research. Students will be good consumers of research and will have the fundamental knowledge necessary to evaluate research studies, evaluate their value toward their field of interest, and evaluate their usefulness for making sound decisions in the field.

PUAD 295 - AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN ACTION

The course examines the American system of government and how government affects and interacts with individuals and organizations in society. Students learn how politics, law, and the structure and principles of American government impact citizens, public policy, and the administration of public and private organizations. Students apply fundamental political theories and administration law principles in personal and professional contexts.

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