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Criminal Justice Mission and Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

B.A. in Criminal Justice Mission

 

The mission of the Department of Criminal Justice is to prepare students as criminal justice academics and professionals who will contribute to the community, profession and discipline through critical thinking, research and participation in the criminal justice (CJ) system or academia. Students in the program will develop a broad understanding of the criminal justice system including the correctional, courts, and juvenile justice systems; the application and substantive nature of the law, corrections, and policing.

 

B.A. in Criminal Justice Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who graduate with a B.A. in Criminal Justice should be able to:

SLO1: Understand the main principles of the United States Constitution, specifically related to individual rights and due process.

SLO2: Identify the main components of the criminal justice system, and summarize the salient issues related to each component.

SLO3: Use theory to explain why people commit crimes and how offenders can be deterred.

SLO4: Students will design and conduct an original research study on a topic related to the study of CJ.

SLO5: Students will communicate effectively.

KU Student Outcomes (KU): Kean University graduates should be able to:

1. Think critically, creatively and globally;

2. Adapt to changing social, economic, and technological environments;

3. Serve as active and contributing members of their communities; and

4. Advance their knowledge in the traditional disciplines (GE) and enhance their skills in professional areas.

**General Education Student Learning Outcomes

Knowledge (GE-K): Students will demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and content by:

(K1) Applying the scientific method to comprehend natural concepts and processes;

(K2) Evaluating major theories and concepts in social sciences;

(K3) Relating historical references to literature; and

(K4) Evaluating major theories and concepts in the fine arts.

 

Skills (GE-S): Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to:

(S1) Write to communicate and clarify learning;

(S2) Communicate effectively through speech;

(S3) Solve problems using quantitative reasoning;

(S4) Think critically about concepts in multiple disciplines; and

(S5) Show information literacy.

 

Values (GE-V): Students will demonstrate personal, social and ethical responsibility as a part of

lifelong learning through:

(V1) Personal responsibility;

(V2) Ethical & social responsibility;

(V3) Active in social & civic engagement;

(V4) Respect for diverse culture; and

(V5) Lifelong learning.

 

MASTER OF ARTS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

College of Business & Public Management

School of Criminal Justice & Public Administration

Mission

The Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program at Kean University has several related goals that are aligned with the mission of the Department of Criminal Justice. The mission of the Department of Criminal Justice is to prepare students as criminal justice academics and professionals who will contribute to the community, profession and discipline through critical thinking, research and participation in the criminal justice system or academia. The Master of Arts program adds depth to the students existing knowledge and provides students with the tools necessary to strengthen their analytical skills and theoretical understanding of the varied and diverse areas within the criminal justice student with the expectation of students contributing to the advancement of knowledge within the academy.

 

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Students who graduate with a MA in Criminal Justice are expected to:

SLO1: Demonstrate in-depth theoretical knowledge of criminal justice.

SLO2: Critically analyze criminal justice research and methods.

SLO3: Apply theoretical ethics frameworks to critical issues in the criminal justice system.

SLO4: Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, their understanding and analysis of criminal justice.

 

KU Student Outcomes: Kean University graduates should be able to:

1. Think critically, creatively and globally;

2. Adapt to changing social, economic, and technological environments;

3. Serve as active and contributing members of their communities; and

4. Advance their knowledge in the traditional disciplines and enhance their skills in professional areas.

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