Academic Maps In our program, students will study all aspects of crime and societal reactions to crime. You’ll examine the political, economic, and cultural patterns that shape definitions and theories of crime and influence the policy choices about how to respond to certain categories of crime. You’ll also study social and personal forces that lead to criminal conduct, and analyze the organization and operation of crime control systems. Particular emphasis is placed on the interactions among the many agencies which comprise criminal justice systems and on the relationships between these systems and other facets of society. Our students have the opportunity to complete an internship with a criminal justice agency during senior year and are required to participate in service learning experiences in several courses.