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Community Justice Concentration

Community Justice emphasizes the need for collaborative efforts between criminal legal agencies and community partners to enhance informal social control with the goal of stabilizing communities and reducing crime. Specific strategies include community organizing, different aspects of crime prevention, private-public partnerships, and justice initiatives.

Students in the Community Justice Concentration will be required to register for 2 Criminology courses from the list below (courses in gray are coming soon):

Course Title Quarter Hours
Choose two of the following:8
CRIM 215
GANGS IN SOCIETY
CRIM 218
COMMUNITIES AND CRIME
CRIM 228
CRIME PREVENTION
CRIM 225
COMMUNITY NON-VIOLENCE
CRIM 257
SCHOOL VIOLENCE, DISCIPLINE AND JUSTICE
CRIM 337
DRUGS AND SOCIETY
CRIM 398
INTERNSHIP

In addition, students in the Community Justice Concentration will be required to choose 3 elective courses from the list below:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Choose three of the following:12
CRIM 105
CRIME AND THE MEDIA
CRIM 206
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS
CRIM 207
LAW ENFORCEMENT MANAGEMENT
CRIM 208
LATINOS AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
CRIM 235
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
CRIM 240
CRIMES OF THE STATE
CRIM 264
FORENSIC SCIENCE
CRIM 306
ETHICS IN CRIMINOLOGY
CRIM 309
FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES
CRIM 312
DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES IN POLICING
CRIM 325
US POLITICAL PRISONERS AND CRIMES OF CONSCIENCE
CRIM 345
WHITE COLLAR AND CORPORATE CRIME
CSS 201
CRITICAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
CSS 310
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: ENGAGEMENT WITH THE PRISON
CSS 312
LAW AND POLITICS: PRISON POLICIES AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
GEO 141
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: DIGITAL MAPPING
INT 323
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW: PEACE, CONFLICT AND HUMAN RIGHTS
LST 202
CONSTRUCTING LATINO COMMUNITIES
LST 305
LATINO COMMUNITIES AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT
LST 306
LATINO COMMUNITIES IN CHICAGO
LST 309
SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT AND LATINO FAMILIES
PAX 200
COMMUNITIES WORKING FOR SUSTAINABLE JUSTICE AND PEACE: SERVICE IN CHICAGO AND THE U.S.
PAX 214
CONFLICT: INTERVENTION, NEGOTIATION AND ADVOCACY
PAX 380
TOPICS IN NONVIOLENCE
PAX 383
TOPICS IN CONFLICT INTERVENTION
PSC 368
RIGHTS-BASED SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
SOC 212
COMMUNITY AND SOCIETY
SOC 245
URBAN SOCIOLOGY
SOC 307
SOCIOLOGY OF SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE
SOC 347
CLASS, POWER AND DECISION MAKING IN THE CITY
WGS 320
TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE: THEORY AND PRACTICE

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