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The Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice is designed to study the origins, nature, and causes of norm-violating behavior as well as societal reactions to this behavior. The study of criminal justice begins with a study of the entire criminal justice system and its interrelation with society. Advanced study inquires into the political, organizational, social, and behavioral aspects of various components of the criminal justice system. Research courses give students the tools to analyze criminal justice and the skills important for career development. Legal courses provide an awareness of the values of due process and the limits of government power in a democratic society. 

Criminology and Criminal Justice is multidisciplinary, drawing on broad fields of knowledge, including law,  the social and behavioral sciences, and the natural sciences. Indiana University Southeast offers a Bachelor of Science degree through the School of Social Sciences. A major in criminology and criminal justice provides an excellent liberal arts background for a wide variety of career fields. Career opportunities in criminal justice include police agencies, prosecutors, defense attorneys, courts, and correctional agencies. Other specialized roles in criminal justice include juvenile probation officers, volunteer administrators, criminologists, forensic scientists, forensic psychologists, medical examiners, and policy analysts. The criminal justice program offers undergraduate students an opportunity to pursue studies leading to law school, graduate school or a career in the administration of justice. 

Those who seek employment after completing their degree requirements have generally good prospects in such areas as correctional counseling, court administration, law enforcement and private security. In addition, many public and private agencies will have criminal justice related job openings for planners, researchers, data analysts and others who have sharpened their skills in statistics and computer science.

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IU Southeast lands on “Best Schools for Your Buck” list

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IU Southeast holds record-breaking Champions Dinner

IU Southeast holds record-breaking Champions Dinner

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Retired IU Southeast professor Carl deGraaf creates endowment to honor late wife

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IU Southeast ranks 12th safest college campus in U.S.

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Five IU Southeast faculty awarded grants totaling $308,000

Five IU Southeast faculty awarded grants totaling $308,000

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IU Southeast welcomes new students on Induction Day

IU Southeast welcomes new students on Induction Day

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Indiana University Southeast welcomes students home

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IU Southeast now offering classes at Mid-America Science Park

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IU Southeast Hosts New Admitted Student Event

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IU Southeast names new deans

IU Southeast names new deans

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Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders honored at President’s Circle pinning ceremony

Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders honored at President’s Circle pinning ceremony

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IU Southeast students take home majority of collegiate awards at local Society of Professional Journalists banquet

IU Southeast students take home majority of collegiate awards at local Society of Professional Journalists banquet

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IU Southeast hosts aspiring high school entrepreneurs for a swim with sharks

IU Southeast hosts aspiring high school entrepreneurs for a swim with sharks

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New Report Lays Out Strategic Plan to End Homelessness in Southern Indiana Communities

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Donnelly Wears IU Southeast Jersey During Congressional Baseball Game

Donnelly Wears IU Southeast Jersey During Congressional Baseball Game

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IU Southeast graduate business programs to hold June open house

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