Research Mission

Criminology + Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice faculty examine the nature and causes of crime and the systems and practices of criminal justice. The program is known for path-breaking work in relation to race, gender, and the psychological dimensions of criminal behavior.

We address fundamental issues of crime and justice from diverse disciplinary perspectives, using an array of quantitative and qualitative methods in accordance with the highest standards of major research universities.

Our work spans the subfields of criminology and criminal justice, expanding each of them in vital new ways. Faculty and graduate students publish their work in leading disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals and with the foremost university and commercial presses, obtaining research support from major public and private agencies and foundations.

Meet our faculty