Criminology Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Criminology major, a student will be expected to:

  • Recognize the causes and consequences of crime at the micro and macro levels and match these with prominent criminological perspectives.
  • Describe the interrelated institutions and processes of the criminal justice system.
  • Apply theories of crime and criminal justice to explain actual and hypothetical scenarios, behaviors, and trends.
  • Explain the various social science methods of inquiry and use these to test specific criminological research questions.
  • Recognize and explain macro-social inequities in crime and criminal justice processes by race, social class, gender, region and age.
  • Locate and consult works in the area to produce a research paper that is coherent, cogent, and attentive to conventions of the field.