Compare multiple perspectives in a variety of disciplines

Criminal Justice is an interdisciplinary field drawing on the social sciences, legal studies, and the humanities. Teaching and research are carried out by a diverse group of scholars trained in criminology, law, history, political science, anthropology, sociology, geography, and psychology.

We focus on social norms, rules, and laws, considering the causes of criminal violations. We also examine the social and legal response to law breaking, looking at the history of criminal punishment, strategies for dispute resolution, and current systems of regulation. We evaluate these systems within their context, as organizational, social, and cultural processes.