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.

Amy Farrell

It is with great pleasure the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice announces Amy Farrell as the winner of the American Society of Criminology’s Mentor of the Year Award.

Carlos Monteiro

It is our great pleasure to announce Carlos Monteiro as a recipient of the Spring 2015 Dissertation Completion Fellowship.

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Dissertation Proposal Defense: Young Ju Chae

Young Ju Chae will be defending her dissertation proposal “Unpacking the Black Box of Criminality and Desistance: Self-Control and Goal-Directed Decision Making” on December 19.

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