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What you will learn

Actively engage in our system of justice.

Our Criminal Justice minor establishes a foundation for entry into multiple areas of the criminal justice system—from enforcement to corrections. Combine it with any major to enhance your expertise. Most professions interact with the justice system in some capacity, so adding this this minor to your résumé can make you more marketable

Scales of justice in a courtroom

Learning Outcomes & Objectives

The Criminal Justice minor is specially designed for students seeking careers in Human Services and Public Administration such as probation and parole, law enforcement, pre-law, victim advocacy, or court services. It can be paired with any major UW-Green Bay offers.

By the end of the program, students will:

  1. Identify, analyze, and communicate criminal justice policies and practices.
  2. Analyze and evaluate the ways that deviance and crime are socially constructed.
  3. Understand the pursuits of justice and creations of legal systems across history and cultures.
  4. Critically analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative criminological data.
  5. Understand, explore, analyze, and employ crime concepts, theories, and processes of justice as they relate to practical applications of policy.
  6. Recognize and define the various categories of criminal offenses.
  7. Identify the demographic and social structural characteristics common among groups of criminal offenders and victims.
  8. Identify and understand ethical considerations in policy construction and implementation.
  9. Critically evaluate bias in policy and interaction involved in the criminal justice process.
  10. Identify how the criminal justice system is differentially experienced on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, age and other social statuses relevant in the current system.