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DRAFT Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 DRAFT

CatalogGraduateCollege of Arts and SciencesCRJCLearning Outcomes

Department of Criminal Justice Learning Outcomes

  • Critical thinking - Use and analyze evidence to guide problem analysis, problem solving, and decision making by differentiating between misconceptions and sound empirical knowledge.
  • Communication skills - Express, interpret and prioritize thoughts, ideas, and knowledge in a clear, concise manner in both written and oral form.
  • Technology and computing skills - Demonstrate the ability to use word processing, library resources, editing tools, and basic statistical programs to research complex criminal justice issues.
  • Quantitative Reasoning - Build on the knowledge of applied and scholarly research to generate research questions, compute statistical analyses of data and/or demonstrate the ability to meaningfully interpret outcomes.
  • Ethical decision making - Apply analytical skills to criminal justice problems and identify the ethical implications within such problems in the appropriate legal and substantive settings, along with proposing potential solutions that are realistic options in public policy settings.
  • Understanding diversity - Identify, discuss, and propose action in response to the complex differential effects of treatment of people by and/or within the criminal justice system based on racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, sex, gender, and age characteristics.

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