Chair / Associate Professor, Criminal Justice (Undergraduate and Graduate): Dr. Y. Gail Hurst
Criminal justice investigates into the nature, incidence, prevalence, distribution, causation and remedies to crime and delinquency in our society; historically and contemporarily, domestically and cross-culturally.
It further explores the philosophy and ideology, theory and practice, structure and process, policy and programs, and problems and issues of police, courts and corrections. Upon graduation, students are equipped with research skills, theoretical understanding and practical knowledge on how the criminal justice system operates.
Criminal justice involves a thorough understanding of the dynamics of criminal and delinquent behavior, the nature and scope of the crime and delinquency complex in contemporary society, and the current philosophy, ethics, methodology and techniques of law enforcement, the courts and corrections.