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Crime and Justice Studies (CJS) combines criminology, criminal justice and justice studies to offer a multi-disciplinary program that specializes in the study of the criminal justice system's history, policies, politics and procedures.

You'll learn to:

  • engage in cross-agency dialogue and learning in the classroom
  • study the social and ethical considerations unique to the field
  • perform media and cultural analysis on crime and justice coverage in public space
  • engage with data analysis and complete your own research on crime and justice
  • apply classroom teachings to work environments through a required senior internship
  • apply forensic anthropology skills through a specialized course: "Digging for Justice"

Academic programs

Course Catalog

See course schedules and requirements.

Crime & Justice Studies Faculty

All Crime and Justice Studies faculty hold doctoral degrees from a variety of disciplines including:

  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Feminist Studies
  • J.D. with experience as a practicing lawyer
  • Law, Policy and Society
  • Politics
  • Political Science
  • Slavic Studies
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies

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