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Crime and Justice Studies offers you an innovative curriculum focusing on issues of criminal justice, social justice, restorative justice and transformative justice. 

You'll learn to:

  • ask questions of critical inquiry
  • analyze structural, institutional, and State violence
  • study the social and ethical considerations unique to the field

Our goal is to stay at the cutting edge of events, trends, and developments. We provide you with new opportunities for research, career advancement, public service, and social service.

An interdisciplinary approach

As members of an interdicplinary department, our faculty research and teach across a wide variety of subjects, including national and international issues of criminal and social justice, as well as issues of power and injustice across time and under varying political circumstances.

In the department, our faculty hold doctoral degrees from many disciplines, such as: 

  • American Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies
  • Law Policy and Society
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

We also have one professor who holds a JD, and another who holds a Master of Social Work.

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