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Lauren Chuha '14
3rd Grade Teacher
Major: Elementary Education
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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.
Rookie police officer and recent Curry College alum, Jordan Rogers '15 (Criminal Justice) was credited with saving a 92-year old man from a deadly fire that displaced more than a dozen people at a North Plainfield, New Jersey apartment complex in the summer of 2016.
Curry College Master of Arts in Criminal Justice alumnus Steve Sargent '04 was recently tapped as the next Chief of Police of the Worcester, Massachusetts Police Department. Sargent will serve as Chief of Police of New England's 2nd largest city.
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.
Criminal Justice majors once again had the unique opportunity to sit face-to-face and learn from some of the most prominent law enforcement officials in Massachusetts. As part of a year-long experiential learning series of court visits, the students, led by sociology and criminal justice professor, Dr. Peter Hainer, visited the Dorchester District Court and were hosted by First Justice the Honorable James W. Coffey.