Criminal Justice (BS)
About the Criminal Justice Bachelor Degree
Criminal justice is a broad field, encompassing everything from traditional work in local law enforcement, courts, and corrections to privately run non-profit intervention and prevention programs. Graduates from Fisher College’s Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program enter the workforce with a strong social science background that prepares them for traditional criminal justice careers, careers as crime analysts and policy analysts, and further education at the graduate level.
Discuss the development and philosophies of the disciplines of the criminal justice system as they relate to both adults and juveniles
- Describe and analyze the present day role, responsibilities, authority, and practices of the disciplines of the criminal justice system
- Demonstrate competency in understanding the nature of the relationship between and among the disciplines of the criminal justice system
- Explain the social and political forces that impact the criminal justice system, its practitioners, and its clients
- Analyze the theories of crime and deviance and critique the effectiveness of their practical application to behavioral changes
- Apply professional standards of writing and research to criminal justice issues
- Discuss the ethical theories and the values that guide criminal justice professions
- Demonstrate professional competencies to meet the needs of career opportunities and requirements for employment in the disciplines of the criminal justice system.