The debate about how to promote right and punish wrong has been a part of humanity since the first society gathered. Throughout history, individuals and organizations have studied communities and been given authority to develop and enforce the rules that govern them. How should the law adapt to a constantly changing world? And how can you contribute?
Criminology is a science that seeks to understand crime, its causes, effects and its prevention. Criminal justice concerns methods of law enforcement and judicial action. Studying both in combination provides you with a thorough view of theory and the criminal justice system, making you professionally and theoretically prepared to stand up for what’s right. A minor in criminology and criminal justice is particularly useful if you plan on starting a career in a related social service field, such as social work or clinical psychology.