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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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    Law. Crime. Response.

    Addressing crime today means understanding what crimes are, why they happen, and how the justice system can intervene effectively.

The state-of-the-art Criminology and Criminal Justice Department focuses on the causes of and societal responses to crime and deviant behavior. We prepare students to address the challenges of crime in society as criminal justice professionals, researchers, and educators.