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The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

We prepare students intellectually and ethically to understand the complexities of crime, make communities safer, and ensure justice.

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Our Mission

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice prepares students for professional and research careers in criminal justice, criminology, and related fields by applying multidisciplinary and comparative social science to understand, predict, and explain crime and contribute to the development of public policy within urban communities. Using an active learning approach, the School seeks to develop its students intellectually and ethically, while providing them with a keen appreciation for the complexities of crime, and public and private efforts to make communities safer and ensure justice.

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Research Centers


We recognize that criminal justice, at its foundation, is about dealing with individuals and communities with humanity.

Research Centers