Law & Criminal Justice


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Careers in the criminal and juvenile justice fields, including law enforcement, probation/parole, and corrections, are common areas where a degree in sociology is extremely useful. Sociology provides students with an understanding of group behaviors and the sensitivities associated with diverse populations, which are skills that employers in this field heavily emphasize.

In preparation for law school or a career in law, it is incredibly important to cultivate skills in analytical thinking, problem solving, comprehending complex concepts and communicating ideas effectively. The degree's emphasis on social research methods and statistics provide a crucial foundation for the development of these skills.

Related Coursework:

  • SOC 3523: Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOC 4023: Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Strategies
  • SOC 4033: Comparative Perspectives of Criminal Justice Systems
  • SOC 4313: Sociology of Law and Punishment
  • SOC 4333: Criminology
  • SOC 4443: Sociology of Law and Legal Institutions
  • SOC 4733: Criminal Behavior Analysis
  • SOC 4743: Criminalistics: Introduction to Forensic Sciences
  • SOC 4753: Advanced Forensics
  • SOC 4923: Sociology of Punishment

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