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B.A. in Criminology, Law and Society

Criminology, Law and Society majors examine why we have the laws we have, why the law often results in unintended consequences, who violates the law and why, and how communities respond to crime.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: Fall quarter admission
Tuition Fee: $ 45,540
Location: IrvineCAUnited States

Department faculty have particularly strong expertise in a number of sub-areas. Among these are research in psychology and law, race and justice, law and society, spatial patterns of crime, incarceration and re-entry processes, gangs and crime, social networks and crime, and public policy and crime.

Explore the problem of crime and the social, cultural, political, and economic forces that interact with the law. Learn how, why, and what behaviors society chooses to control or regulate.

This major provides excellent preparation for law school and careers in criminal justice and regulatory agencies, public policy organizations, social service organizations, law and legal services, and a wide variety of other areas.

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“By being able to explore different courses and programs, I found my interest is in Criminology, a field I hadn’t imagined going into. UCI offers so many majors, minors, and programs, that students should explore options, even those that initially might seem outside of your range of interests.”

Mayte // Class of 2021

Courses include

  • Introduction to Criminology, Law and Society
  • Fundamentals of Criminology, Law and Society
  • Forms of Criminal Behavior
  • Special Topics in Criminology, Law and Society.
  • American Law
  • Introduction to the Comparative Study of Legal Cultures
  • US Legal Thought
  • Sociology of Law

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