Program Director: Gregory Zubacz, J.D., Ph.D.
The bachelor of arts in Criminology and Restorative Justice Studies is designed for adults who have an interest in criminology, restorative justice and the issues of victims. The program equips students to be knowledgeable about crime and society. Class time and coursework focus on implementing restorative approaches to justice and understanding the various social and psychological theories on crime, criminals and society. Candidates will also learn to incorporate the values of a Christian/Anabaptist worldview into their work.
The criminology and restorative justice studies program requires four years postsecondary experience, including two years of work experience.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Oral, Visual and Written Communication. To communicate orally, visually and in writing, regarding the criminal justice field.
- Historical and Theoretical Knowledge. To describe the origins, nature and dynamics of conflict and crime from an interdisciplinary perspective.
- Theoretical Integration. To integrate the various social and psychological theories on crime, criminals and society.
- Individual and Collective Needs. To identify the individual and collective needs of all participants in the criminal justice system, including victims, offenders and the community.
- Cultural Awareness. To successfully implement restorative and other approaches to justice in a culturally sensitive way.
- Moral Reasoning. To articulate and apply the value of Christian/Anabaptist belief and practice for the criminal justice field, including how to discern the ethical consequences of decisions and actions from a biblical and theological perspective.
North Fresno, Visalia and Bakersfield Campuses
Program Length/Semester Starts
This is a scheduled, eighteen-month cohort program.