1. Understand the nature and extent of crime.
  2. Understand the causes and theories of crime, including typologies of criminal behavior, including characteristics of victims and offenders.
  3. Understand how crime is measured and how criminal justice research is conducted, including skills for being a careful consumer of criminal justice research.
  4. Understand the organization and administration of law enforcement agencies, including legal constraints on law enforcement.
  5. Understand the criminal law, its application, and the criminal court process.
  6. Understand the major policies designed to control or reduce crime and their effectiveness.