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Learning Outcomes

At the time of graduation, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the roles and interactions of the legal, judicial, corrections and law enforcement professions in the U.S. criminal justice system (assessed by final exam in JUS 103 and JUS 488 Senior Capstone course portfolio).
  • Recognize the police role in historical perspective and connect criminological theory to past, current, and proposed practice (Assessed by final exams in JUS 103 AND JUS 389 Police Role in a Democracy and JUS 488, The Senior Capstone course portfolio).
  • Find and identify the elements of any state or federal crime, using appropriate technology in their research (assessed by exercises, tests or papers in JUS 121 and/or JUS 105, Legal Research, and JUS 271, Due Process and the Senior Capstone course portfolio).
  • Use critical thinking skills to illustrate how the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution limits state criminal law and police procedure in past decisions and apply those decisions to future hypothetical cases (assessed by paper, assigned in JUS 271 and the Senior Capstone course portfolio).
  • Compare the values in the criminal process of an international body, e.g. The International Criminal Court, or a foreign country to the US’ criminal justice values and identify the consequences (assessed by paper assigned in JUS 363 and the Senior Capstone course portfolio).