Criminal Justice is a dynamic and ever changing field of study. The focus of this major is the critical evaluation of the criminal justice system from a scientific and interdisciplinary perspective. Students study all of the components that make-up the criminal justice system, as well as various types of individuals involved within the system. Adults, juveniles, offenders, victims, and workers are all part of the process and require in-depth analysis to understand the impact the system has on the individual and society as a whole.
Why do students major/minor in Criminal Justice? Some want to work in local, state, or federal law enforcement agencies. Some want to assist victims of crime as they navigate their way through the criminal justice system or help them recover from victimization. Others want to work with adults or juveniles currently involved in criminal or delinquent behaviors, in hopes of preventing such behaviors in the future. The reasons for pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice are endless, and there is infinite potential for benefiting oneself and others with such knowledge.