Criminal Justice Minor

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE MINOR 18 HOURS

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    Overview of the criminal justice system: law enforcement, prosecution, courts, corrections, and security. Includes views from psychology, sociology, and criminology, and a Christian worldview. Students develop a personalized view of criminology and restorative justice.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisite: None
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    Development and organization of America's law enforcement orga¬nizations. The role, behavior, and life of the officer in law enforcement culture and society.
    Offered: Spring Prerequisite: CJ101
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    Issues surrounding terrorism and the preventative and responsive nature of the Department of Homeland Security. Threats from domestic and internation¬al terrorism and the roles of government, organizations, and citizens.
    Offered: Spring, even semester Prerequisite: CJ101
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    The role of the victim and the relationship between victims and offenders in criminology. The historic and current treatment of victims and dilemmas faced by victims. Theodicy as a model for personal understanding and communication with victims.
    Offered: Spring, odd semester Prerequisite: CJ101
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    Fundamental principles and practices of law and their impacts on criminal justice. Dynamic interaction between individuals, criminal justice, and society in the context of Christian ethics and proper conduct.
    Offered: Fall, odd semester Prerequisite: CJ101
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    Organizational theory and managerial principles and the administration of justice, including typical command-level problems and trends in criminal justice organizations.
    Offered: Spring, even semester Prerequisite: CJ101

PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENT0 HOURS

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    Students engage with significant experts and nationally recognized thought leaders hosted by the School of Business & Government.
    Offered: Every semester Prerequisite: None Pass/Fail
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    Practical strategies and skills for career searches, job interviews, resume creation, networking, and career portfolio development. Developing career goals and plans. Includes six workshops and a networking dinner.
    Offered: Every semester Prerequisite: None Pass/Fail

For help with declaring a minor or certification, please contact the University Registrar’s Office. Students changing majors, may consider using coursework from the previous major toward one of these programs. Guidelines for minors and certifications may be found in the Academics section of the Traditional Undergraduate Catalog, under “Additional Program Options.”

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