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2018-2019 Course Catalog 
2018-2019 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice/Restorative Justice, B.S.

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Restorative justice is one form of justice that focuses on the full scope of injuries, the needs of victims, the responsibilities of offenders and the roles of community and government. The study of restorative justice includes underlying principles of accountability with a focus on victims and community. Restorative justice is a theory of justice and a field of study that has the potential to reduce the harm caused by crime and other social wrongs across all walks of life.

Using recommendations from experts with decades of real world experience in the criminal and restorative justice fields, our program is designed with a unique focus away from older thinking and onto this emerging field. 

Restorative justice track (36 credits)


Students will achieve these outcomes:

  • Demonstrate a foundation of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed in a criminal justice or related profession, or to enter into graduate school
  • Learn about the causes and correlates of crime, methods of prevention, and responsibilities of the people and systems involved in criminal justice processes
  • Articulate relevant and critical questions concerning crime and meaningfully address such issues from a variety of perspectives
  • Become critical thinkers who can question popular assumptions about crime and justice and articulate, in oral and written form, a comprehensive knowledge of criminal justice issues
  • Experience and understand the practical and ethical implications of the work of justice professionals, and prepare to act with honesty and integrity as leaders who will become agents of positive change in the criminal justice system and in at-risk communities

Continuation Requirement

Majors must maintain a C or better in all courses in the major.  If a student receives less than a C in any major course after two tries, the student will be given written notification that he/she is ineligible to continue in the major. A student may appeal for reinstatement in writing. The program director and department chair will make a recommendation to the School dean as to whether or not the student has good cause for reinstatement (e.g., documented medical issues or family emergency).  The decision of the Dean shall stand as final disposition.

Recommended electives

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