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Criminal Justice Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice

School of Public Service Leadership

What You'll Learn

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Your Degree Outcomes

This degree is aligned with external professional standards to help you obtain the relevant expertise to advance your career. Becoming proficient in these outcomes will allow you to meet the demands of your field.

By the successful completion of your degree program, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge:

  • Evaluate criminal justice theories and their application to criminal justice research.
  • Critically analyze democratic principles applied to criminal justice.
  • Analyze ways to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of a criminal justice organization through the application of valid, reliable, and ethical research.
  • Analyze legal, ethical and diversity accountability in a criminal justice context.
  • Integrate valid, reliable, and ethical research to inform policy and decision-making in the field of criminal justice.
  • Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with the expectations for members of the emergency management profession.

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