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