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Overview

Criminal Justice Program

The Criminal Justice Program is an applied interdisciplinary program in the social sciences emphasizing a liberal arts approach to the administration and understanding of and the practice in the criminal justice system. The program is designed to prepare students for a variety of entry-level positions in criminal justice and to provide them with knowledge of the causes of crime, as well as the workings of the criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections) and law in society.

General Goals for Learning
Students:

  • Have an understanding of the principles underlying the functions of the criminal justice system and its relationship to society at large;
  • Have a thorough understanding of the role of criminal justice professional in the fields of law enforcement, corrections, and the courts;
  • Possess the skills necessary to think clearly, independently, and critically about the fundamental issues in criminal justice; and
  • Possess the foundations necessary for professional careers in the criminal justice fields, successful graduate study, or law school.
For more information contact:
Social Science Chair Criminal Justice Program Coordinator
David Lynch, Ph.D.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #1430
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 1526
dlynch@smumn.edu

Tricia Lynn Klosky, Ph.D.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #1513
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 6677
tklosky@smumn.edu