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Banner Code: LA-MS-CJUS

Degree Requirements

Total credits: 30

Core Courses 

CRIM 511Evidence-based Crime and Justice Policy3
CRIM 512Implementing Crime and Justice Policy3
CRIM 513Leadership in Justice Organizations3
CRIM 514Legal and Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice3
CRIM 515Criminal Justice Research Methods and Data Analysis3
CRIM 516Evaluation of Crime and Justice Policies and Practices3
CRIM 517Research Practicum in Justice Policy and Practice3
Total Credits21


Select three courses from the following:9
Justice Organizations and Processes
Policing in a Democratic Society
The Constitution, Criminal Procedure, and Security
Law and Social Control
Conduct of Justice Organizations at the Street Level
Crime Analysis
Politics of Crime Policy
Crime and Place
Special Topics
Total Credits9