SCCJ Mission Statement

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.

Kevin Drakulich

Kevin Drakulich has recently been named a W.E.B. DuBois Fellow by the National Institute of Justice and has received the New Scholar Award from the DPCC.

Janice Iwama

Doctoral Candidate

Janice Iwama, a doctoral candidate in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was recently featured in “The Criminologist” for her work on analyzing hate crimes and has won the Outstanding Student Award from the DPCC.

Upcoming Events

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11/06/2014

CSSH Faculty Works-In-Progress Series: “Racial Animus and the Framing of Crime as a Social Problem”

Professor Kevin Drakulich will be speaking about both the overt and hidden influence of racial animus on public understandings of crime as a social problem.

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12/11/2014

SCCJ Research Seminar: Prof. Natasha Frost

“Understanding California’s Public Safety Realignment Initiatives in the Context of National Trends”

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