Why a Criminology Minor?
Which acts should be labeled as “crime,” and how should society respond to criminals? Answers to these questions vary dramatically across different societies and eras. In the Criminology minor, you will critically analyze competing theories of the causes of crime, different models of criminal justice, and the roles of the media and inequality in shaping these views. You will also examine different crime types, victimization, and the U.S. criminal justice system, as well as how experiences with each of these can be powerfully shaped by race-ethnicity, gender, class, and sexual orientation.
Academic Catalog Information
Take a closer look at the minor in Criminology and the courses offered toward the program.
Department and Contact Information
If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Justice Studies at (773) 442-4790.
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