Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Minor Program at LIU Brooklyn is a 15-credit minor housed in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The course of study encompasses three 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 issue and we seek to develop in our students the capacity to analyze and assess ways in which these social issues can be mitigated. 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 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.

Students interested in this minor program should contact:

Hildi Hendrickson
Chair, Department of Sociology/Anthropology
Tel. 718-780-4077 / 718-488-1058


Richard L. Conolly
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Scott Krawczyk, Dean