Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from this program will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the Criminal Justice System, its subsystems (the institutions and structures of police, courts, and corrections) and their interactions (processes).
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major theoretical explanations for individual motivations to commit crime as well as the nature/occurrence of crime which includes the prominent schools of criminological thoughts - the Positivist, Classical and Chicago Schools of Criminology - and emergent theories.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze criminal justice literature, through reading comprehension and interpretation.
Undergraduate students can obtain a CJC minor. A minimum of 18 credit hours is required, including the introductory course CJC 101. At least 9 of the 18 credit hours must be in courses at the 300 or 400 level, and at least 9 of the 18 credit hours must be taken at UMKC. Only 6 credit hours from the major field of study may be applied toward a CJC minor, and only 3 credit hours may overlap between two minors. Students should receive a grade no lower than a C- in the required course and should have an overall 2.0 GPA for the minor.
|CJC 101||Introduction To Criminal Justice||3|
|Introduction To Statistics In Sociology/Criminal Justice|
|Methods Of Criminological Research|
|Delinquency And Juvenile Justice|
|Gangs and Crime|
|Criminal Justice & Criminology in Popular Media|
|Race, Class and Justice|
|Policing In The Community|
|Policing in America|
|Principles & Practices of Criminal Courts|
|The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process|
|Principles Of Corrections|
|New Dimensions In Criminal Justice|
|Women, Crime And Criminal Justice|
|Hate & Bias Crimes|
|The Death Penalty In America|
|Capstone: Criminal Justice And Criminology|