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Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Justice

Keeping people safe, making the world a better place—these things are not as simple as putting those who break the law in jail. Justice is more complex than that, and our system needs people who can study and maintain it. We need you to ask questions about our social structures as a whole—to understand not just the implications our constructs have on crime, but what we can change for the better. Here at Loyno you’ll study the structure of the justice system, the ethical questions surrounding the imprisonment and rehabilitation process, and the operation of homeland security and the Supreme Court so that you have the tools to make a career out of sustaining justice.

Overview of Courses

Here’s a sample of what you can expect to learn and do:

  • Organized Crime
    This course covers the nature of organized crime; its history in America; the new forms it takes; theories explaining emergence, development, and persistence; and the unique problems law enforcement encounter in controlling organized crime. The nature of organized crime as a unique type of criminal activity are discussed as well as new variations of organized crime such as the Russian Mafia and Trans-National Organized Crime.
  • Forensic Psychology
    The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the field of Forensic Psychology. Students will be given a  general overview of police “calls for service”, negotiation teams and strategies, serial killers, school shootings, stalkers, home grown terrorists, and some of the  roles of mental health professionals in the criminal justice field.

  • Deviant Behavior
    This course critically examines the nature and extent of deviant behavior in complex, industrial societies. Particular attention will be given to the causes and consequences of deviant behavior and to the social relations and processes associated with the more common forms of deviant and criminal expression within America and other societies. and selected criminological theories.

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  • CRIM A105 Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems
  • CRIM A110 Criminology: Fundamentals (or SOCI A215 Criminal Behavior)
  • CRIM A300 Research Methods
  • CRIM A302 Research Methods Lab
  • CRIM A425 Seminar-Major Works in Criminology
  • CRIM ---- Criminological Analysis
  • CRIM ---- Law
  • CRIM ---- Victimology/Victim Services
  • CRIM ---- Administration of Justice
  • CRIM ---- Corrections
  • CRIM A480 Capstone
  • CRIM A497 Internship
  • CRIM ---- Major Electives
  • CRIM A260 Stats in Criminal Justice
  • CRIM A262 Stats in Criminal Justice Lab
  • Psychology or Sociology Elective
  • Loyola Core
  • Foreign Language
  • General Electives


Criminology and Justice Course Information

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