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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Michelle Stys, Master of Fine Arts student at Azusa Pacific University, will feature her first solo exhibit, “Un·orderly,” at the Robert Bullock Gallery, July 17-21.
Covina-Valley Unified School District is partnering with Azusa Pacific University to provide Covina, Northview, and South Hills high school students who meet admissions requirements with guaranteed admittance to APU and a $10,000 scholarship.
Alexander Jun, Ph.D., professor in Azusa Pacific University’s Department of Higher Education, has been elected moderator of the 45th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), the highest court in the denomination.