Criminal justice is an interdisciplinary social science involving the study of crime and societal responses to it. The Department of Criminal Justice seeks to foster an environment of inquiry, innovation, and lifelong learning for students of criminal justice, who recognize, critically examine, and solve social problems related to crime and criminal behavior. By examining the policies and systems designed to control criminality, students learn the sociopolitical context of crime and explore the historical and contemporary theories of violent and antisocial behavior. In addition to learning academic theories and analyzing criminal justice practices, students also develop practical skills such as writing for criminal justice audiences, locating relevant laws and regulations, and understanding courtroom procedures.
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Department of Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice students are invited to an event on February 21, 2017, with members of law enforcement sharing their experiences - from application and Police Academy to retirement.
Elsewhere at APU
Dana Gioia, poet laureate for the state of California, visited APU as part of the James L. Hedges Distinguished Lecture series.
Surrounded by family, friends, and elected officials, California’s new Assemblymember to the 48th District Blanca E. Rubio, ’99, M.A. ’03 (D), took the oath of office before a standing-room-only crowd on January 28 at APU's Munson Chapel.
Azusa Pacific University and Fellowship of Christian Athletes invite Southern California teenagers, as well as their pastors, coaches, teachers, parents, and friends to campus for a dynamic evening with Oakland Raiders' quarterback Derek Carr.