Now more than ever, there's a need for people to understand the complexities of our criminal justice system. Sociology is the study of society and collective behavior. "The study of society," it is a broad field that lets you explore a variety of avenues.
Heidelberg's program combines the practical applications of our criminal justice system with theoretical approaches. You'll learn to understand society and its structures, the role of education, politics, healthcare, and criminal justice in our society, and the dynamics of culture in our perception of society. You'll look at the ways our system perpetuates injustices and how culture impacts inequities and inequalities.
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Combine this minor with criminology or education.
I decided to minor in sociology because I’m passionate about social matters and I knew it would complement my major by giving more context regarding social relations in our world and country.
May 26, 2023
Research on the Horizon
A collection of six Heidelberg women are conducting research at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. In order to evaluate a prison re-entry program, four
Feb 10, 2023
Sarah's story: Magazine highlights professor's inspiring life journey
Heidelberg criminology and sociology professor Dr. Sarah Lazzari has an inspiring story to tell. Sarah is featured in a recent edition of VoyageOhio
Nov 4, 2022
Juvenile justice is being brought back to the Heidelberg classroom
As part of Dr. Sarah Lazzari’s “Juvenile Justice” course (CRM 362), Heidelberg students are participating in the Writers in Residence program. Writers