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.

Gregory Zimmerman

Gregory Zimmerman, Assistant Professor, will have a paper published in the Journal of Adolescent Health’s December 2014 issue.

Laura Siller

Laura Siller, doctoral student, has been named the winner of the ASC Division of Victimology’s Graduate Student Paper of the Year Award winner. She will receive her award at the General ASC DoV meeting in November. Laura’s paper explores how both individual-level factors and neighborhood-level factors jointly affect the odds of intimate partner homicide when compared…
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SCCJ Research Seminar: Prof. Natasha Frost

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

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Dissertation Defense: Kristin Bell-Gerke

Kristin Bell-Gerke will defend her dissertation “Victims’ Voices: Sexual Violence in the Armenian and Rwandan Genocides.” Her dissertation committee chair is Nicole Rafter and committee members are Amy Farrell and Uta Poiger.

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