The Criminal Justice Policy minor introduces students to the history, current structure, and processes of the American criminal justice system, including its principal components, the ethical issues surrounding each of those components, and the research that evaluates the impact of the system. It provides an introduction to the perspectives of other social systems and cultures, as well as the contemporary competing models of what a criminal justice system ought to be, both domestic and cross-cultural.

Minor in Sociology: Criminal Justice Policy Requirements: 18 credits

All of the following Criminal Justice courses:
SOC 320Sociology of Deviant Behavior3
SOC 321Sociology of the Criminal Justice System3
SOC 323Crime, Victimization and Urban Environments3
SOC 423Law and Society3
Select six credits from the following:6
Introduction to Sociology: Self and Society
Social Science and Social Problems
Social and Cultural Theory
The Urban Social System
Research Design for the Social Sciences
Power and Society: Political Sociology in Action
Statistics for the Social Sciences
Qualitative Methods In The Social Sciences
Global Health: A Biosocial and Justice-Oriented Approach
Gender in American Society
Victim Advocacy Policy and Practice
American Cultural Minorities
Community Internship I, II
Social Inequality and Stratification
Directed Independent Readings
Directed Independent Study
Directed Independent Research
2040 Initiative Seminar
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Judicial Process
Constitutional Law
Total Credits18