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Chris Lees '98
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The Criminal Justice Major
- Describe and interpret the causes and patterns of crime and criminal behavior
- Analyze and apply theories of crime and criminal behavior
- Appraise the personal and social consequences of crime
- Evaluate the consequences of policy and practice in the administration of justice
- Examine, describe, compare criminal justice systems and administration of justice
- Compare international and cross cultural criminal justice systems
- Articulate the value/importance of social justice and human rights in the administration of justice
- Understand the interaction of race, class, and gender with the criminal justice system
- Critique criminal justice institutional responses from a theoretical and practical perspective
- Explore problem solving techniques and consequences around social problems
- Explain how research data, and field observations inform policies and programs
- Exposure to field sites and practice through field trips and internships
- Demonstrate comprehension of qualitative methodologies and the impact these methodologies have on the analysis of criminal justice data and the formation of policy.
- Complete and interpret quantitative analysis
- Identify moral and ethical issues inherent in the administration of justice and the practice of criminal justice.
He's big, he's Canadian and he's a hockey player. But Ellery O'Hara '17 has made himself into much more than that at Curry College. The criminal justice major from Toronto is already on a path to a successful career in law after Curry. And for him, it began with focusing on academics from Day One.
In the fall of 2015, Curry College Criminal Justice students and faculty visited the Newton District Trial Court as a part of a year long series of field trips, supported by District Court Chief Justice Paul C. Dawley. Students had the opportunity to meet several professionals in the field and received an in-depth experience in how the legal system works.