Community Justice Concentration, Criminology (BA)

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Community Justice emphasizes the need for collaborative efforts between criminal legal agencies and community partners to enhance informal social control with the goal of stabilizing communities and reducing crime. Specific strategies include community organizing, different aspects of crime prevention, private-public partnerships, and justice initiatives.

Students in the Community Justice Concentration will be required to register for 2 Criminology courses from the list below (courses in gray are coming soon):

Course Title Quarter Hours
Choose two of the following:8
GANGS IN SOCIETY
COMMUNITIES AND CRIME
CRIME PREVENTION
COMMUNITY NON-VIOLENCE
SCHOOL VIOLENCE, DISCIPLINE AND JUSTICE
DRUGS AND SOCIETY
INTERNSHIP

In addition, students in the Community Justice Concentration will be required to choose 3 elective courses from the list below:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Choose three of the following:12
CRIME AND THE MEDIA
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS
LAW ENFORCEMENT MANAGEMENT
LATINOS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
CRIMES OF THE STATE
FORENSIC SCIENCE
ETHICS IN CRIMINOLOGY
FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES
DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES IN POLICING
US POLITICAL PRISONERS AND CRIMES OF CONSCIENCE
WHITE COLLAR AND CORPORATE CRIME
CRITICAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: ENGAGEMENT WITH THE PRISON
LAW AND POLITICS: PRISON POLICIES AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: DIGITAL MAPPING
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW: PEACE, CONFLICT AND HUMAN RIGHTS
CONSTRUCTING LATINO COMMUNITIES
LATINO COMMUNITIES AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT
LATINO COMMUNITIES IN CHICAGO
SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT AND LATINO FAMILIES
COMMUNITIES WORKING FOR SUSTAINABLE JUSTICE AND PEACE: SERVICE IN CHICAGO AND THE U.S.
CONFLICT: INTERVENTION, NEGOTIATION AND ADVOCACY
TOPICS IN NONVIOLENCE
TOPICS IN CONFLICT INTERVENTION
RIGHTS-BASED SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
COMMUNITY AND SOCIETY
URBAN SOCIOLOGY
SOCIOLOGY OF SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE
CLASS, POWER AND DECISION MAKING IN THE CITY
TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE: THEORY AND PRACTICE