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A multi-dimensional approach to problem-solving and intervention, this program offers students the opportunity to learn through application.

Grounded in sociological theory and research, the focus of the programs is guided towards increasing the knowledge base of the students within, as well as outside of, the classroom. In emphasizing this accumulation and expansion of socio-legal knowledge, students are required to complete an internship - dovetailing into the specific duties and responsibilities of their experience while simultaneously fostering connections between the socio-legal knowledge and their experiential revelations/insights.


The delivery of this program differs from that of other colleges and universities in that the program is devised in a way that accentuates students' needs, learning abilities, and professional interests.

In addition to the program adviser (who makes himself available to audit students' strengths and weaknesses, take inventory of students' skill-sets, and make suggestions/recommendations for networking and resume-building), the program's faculty reflects a myriad of professors who are still active participants in their fields (police officers, attorneys, child advocates, etc.), thereby introducing social networks and accessible resources to the student class - which is comprised of an array of interests with regard to career paths and professional occupations. Additionally, this program frequently invites guest lecturers and keynote speakers so that students may gain exposure to the many facets of forensic sociology within criminology; presenters include police commissioners, EMT's and first responders, high-ranking criminal justice officials, domestic abuse advocates, attorneys, forensic evaluators, judges, forensic counselors, correctional and parole officers, mediators, and many others.

Students will learn:
Document Analysis Mediation Skills
Professional Ethics Analytical and Problem Solving
Conflict and Dispute Resolution Research and Presentation Skills
Critical Thinking Communication, Writing and Public Speaking
Collaborative Team Work Observation and Documentation
Time Management Listening Skills


Stan Clawar

Professor and Chair of Sociology Department
610.527.0200 x 2356