Criminology | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University

Criminology

Criminology is the scientific study of crime, its causes, and methods of prevention. Criminologists use concepts, theories, and methods from social and behavioral sciences-sociology, psychology, political science, legal studies, history, and criminal justice-to explore the causes and consequences of criminal behavior.

Our criminology program is based on social justice principles and will challenge students to:

  • analyze data on crime perpetration and victimization;
  • examine the impact of social inequality on definitions and control of human behavior;
  • examine the impact of legal/social policies on criminal behavior; and
  • examine and evaluate crime prevention, control models, and treatment offender programs.

Our program offers both a major and minor. Completing a criminology major will prepare students for continued graduate study in criminology, law, or other social/behavioral sciences or for entry-level positions in human service, legal, correctional, and law enforcement agencies.


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