Crime and Justice
The Political Science, Psychology and Sociology Departments offer a crime and justice interdisciplinary major, which focuses on the legal, political, administrative, psychological and sociological analysis of criminal deviance and societal responses to crime.
The courses provide students with a broad-based understanding of traditional and contemporary theoretical explanations of criminal behavior; the current patterns related to the incidence and prevalence of crime and victimization in contemporary society; the methodological and statistical techniques used to measure and analyze criminal deviance; the implications and ramifications of criminal deviance for society in general and for its individual members; and an understanding of the broader political, legal, and ethical contexts in which the criminal justice system operates.
See Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology & Family Studies section for specific course requirements.
Michael A. Foltz, Chief of Police, Lower Pottsgrove Twp., A.A.S., B.S., M.S.
Adjunct Lecturer in Sociology-Criminal Justice