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Criminal Justice

 The Criminal Justice Minor Program at LIU-Brooklyn is a 12-credit minor with two required courses and two elective courses chosen from an approved list.  The mission of the criminal justice minor is to instill in the student a respect for the rights of all individuals who come into contact with criminal justice systems. At LIU-Brooklyn, we view crime as a social justice issue, and we seek to develop in our students the capacity to analyze and assess ways in which these social issues can be addressed. We desire to imbue in our students a commitment to an ethical and just society. The emphasis of the minor is to develop our students’ analytical skills, ethical reasoning, and a capacity for solving problems. The program incorporates an interdisciplinary approach to the study of law and legal institutions, their impact on society, and society’s impact on them. It addresses the nature and causes of crime at the local and international level and the mechanisms for its prevention and control.

This program provides an ideal foundation for those students interested in pursuing careers or advanced degrees in law, business and marketing, the health professions, higher education, journalism, social services, politics, government and criminal justice.

For enrollment and academic advisement please contact:

Dr. Haesook Kim
Director, Criminal Justice Minor Program


Dr. Stacey Horstmann Gatti
Chair, Department of Social Sciences
Tel. 718-780-4077

Requirements for Minor

12 Credits:  2 Required Courses & 2 Electives

A. Required Courses

Soc/Ant 128 Criminology

  1. Soc/Ant 128 Criminology
  2. Soc/Ant 129 Crime and Social Justice

B. Elective Courses - select two courses from the following (note that these courses may require prerequisites):             

  • Soc/Ant 127 Deviant Behavior
  • Soc/Ant 144 Drugs and Drug Policy                  
  • CS 158 Privacy and Internet Security
  • Phi 171 Philosophy of Law
  • Pol 120 Power in America
  • Pol 130 American Judicial System
  • Pol 154 Human Rights in International Politics
  • Pol 173 American Political Thought
  • Psy 109 Abnormal Psychology
  • Psy 126 Psychology and the Law