The Criminology program at Stonehill provides students with a foundation to understand the practices of law, the criminal justice system, and the causes and consequences of crime. The program requires that students take a critical look at the organization and operation of criminal justice agencies at the local, state, federal and international level including the police, the courts, and prisons. In addition, other courses examine the nature of individuals and groups in conflict with the law or that cause willful social harm, as well as those who are victims of crime. Direct contact with social service or criminal justice agencies is required through an internship placement.
The Criminology program not only prepares students for typical positions in policing, the courts, and corrections, it provides a broader platform on crime and justice, allowing students to enter into an array of positions, including private and non-profit organizations, graduate and law school.
The major in Criminology requires the completion of eleven courses.