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Criminal Justice, Minor

Offered in: CHICAGO | ONLINE

Students majoring in other subjects can minor in Criminal Justice. Courses in the minor explore how societies balance social control and individual rights and how legal systems are practiced in everyday life. Students discuss what causes criminal behavior and what makes effective crime policy. They learn about systems for controlling, deterring and punishing crime, and they examine the role of police, prosecutors, courts, defense attorneys, juries, jails, and prisons in creating the modern criminal justice system.


  • 18 credits in Criminal Justice courses, including 12 credits required at Roosevelt
  • Grade of C- or higher in all CJL courses.

  CJL 200 Introduction to Criminal Justice .....3


  Three Criminal Justice electves at the 300-level .....9
  Two Criminal Justice electives at the 200-level or higher .....6