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 Crime and Justice Studies

Crime and Justice Studies is an innovative new department, grounded in the liberal arts tradition.

In the study of Crime and Justice we encourage broad theoretical studies of issues of social and criminal justice. These include both questions of critical inquiry (what is crime and what is justice) as well as comprehensive analyses of structural, institutional, and State violence. This necessitates the study of racism, sexism, able-ism, heterosexism, ageism, classism, and empire as they relate to matters of justice and injustice.

The major is interdisciplinary and draws on a range of resources while providing rigorous intellectual challenges. Our students study the social ethical considerations unique to the fields of crime and justice.

Our goal is to give students new opportunities to combine a university education with enhanced avenues for intellectual development, career advancement and public service.