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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice Sciences Division

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Division Chair Vivian Djokotoe

The Criminal Justice Sciences division is home to the Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, and Youth Crime Studies, Forensic Anthropology, and Homeland Security and Community Preparedness minors, and a Certificate in Homeland Security and Community Preparedness.


The criminal justice sciences division at WOU utilizes a strong liberal arts tradition to provide students with a mastery of the complete picture of crime as a social problem, providing the skills necessary to ensure the understanding of sound solutions for preventing and addressing crime at all levels of society. We seek to equip our students with a sound scientific background and excellent preparation in content areas in Courts, Corrections, Law Enforcement, Community Crime Prevention, Youth Crime, Forensic Anthropology, Homeland Security, and to provide options for interdisciplinary education.

Program Objectives

  1. Help students gain a complete understanding of the various components of the criminal justice field and their interrelatedness.
  2. Help students understand the multitude of issues, theories, policies, practices and current challenges related to the ethical administration of justice in a free society.
  3. Help students master the application of theories in real world social contexts.

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