Mission

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The School of Criminal Justice is committed to academic excellence through research, education, and engagement.  We build on the School’s legacy of leadership, maintain robust research activity in crime, policing, and formal and informal systems of social control, and continue to explore emerging areas of crime and justice through interdisciplinary research.  We embrace the basic research mission of a Tier One American Association of Universities member, while carrying out the land grant university mission of problem-solving through applied and translational research.  We remain committed to educational excellence for our undergraduates, for our professionally-oriented master’s degree students, and for our doctoral students representing the next generation of scholars.  Our research moves from local focus on neighborhood crime and justice concerns to justice issues across wide areas of the globe and transnational connections.