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Justice, Law and Society


The philosophy of education for the Department of Justice, Law and Society is to integrate the substantive, procedural, theoretical and scientific aspects of law, crime, justice, anthropology and sociology with a liberal arts education while incorporating ethics, leadership and diversity. Although this philosophy is primarily professional, the students are exposed to a wide array of intellectual disciplines across the University. The wide-ranging course offerings reflect the interdisciplinary approach and dedication to preparing graduates for a multitude of opportunities in justice systems, applied sociological practice and public archaeology, locally, nationally and internationally; to be able to communicate and make informed critical decisions; and to pursue graduate study in law, anthropology, sociology, criminal justice, criminology and forensic sciences.


Hummel (chair), Al-Khattar, Cencich (coordinator of the M.A. in Applied Criminology program), Hsieh, Record, Warnick