Students in the community justice program will be instructed in cultural competency, anthropological research methodologies (including forensics), the principles of the criminal justice system, and the ethical complexities of promoting justice. This interdisciplinary program incorporates courses from the Departments of Anthropology and Criminal Justice.
The unique focus of the program is the integration of a “step-into-their-shoes” anthropological approach to the criminological pursuit of justice. It focuses on educating students about how societal systems interact with personal histories to create different realities for different people. This multi-level understanding is key for students interested in cultivating careers in advocacy and human rights, the legal or law enforcement fields, humanitarian and community workers, and forensic specialists.
Curriculum & Learning Outcomes