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Criminal justice is a broad field, closely related to the discipline of criminology. Criminology is the scientific study of crime, criminal behavior, and related institutional responses. The criminal justice system is an institutional response. The Bachelor of Arts criminal justice degree represents a challenging, liberal arts approach to the systematic examination of complex crime issues from legal, political, sociological, and psychological perspectives. The program focuses on six content areas: administration of justice, corrections, criminological theory, law adjudication, law enforcement, and research and analytic methods. The criminal justice degree provides the basic foundation for careers in law enforcement, courts, and corrections, as well as law school and graduate study.