Advocating for Social Justice in the Criminal Justice System

calendar_today 16 March, 2023

The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world: 573 of every 100,000 residents are incarcerated. This, in addition to significant disparities in arrests, sentencing, and victimization, has shone a spotlight on the need for major social change in the nation’s criminal justice system. These efforts can …

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How a Co-Op Can Prepare You for Careers in Criminology and Criminal Justice

calendar_today 8 March, 2023

“Co-op is a fantastic experience. Students go out for a 40-hour/week job — a real job — in an agency for six months. They have real responsibilities, and if they weren’t there, something wouldn’t get done.” Amy Farrell, Director and Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Experiential learning is an …

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Master’s in Criminology vs. Criminal Justice: What’s the Difference?

calendar_today 22 February, 2023

Criminal behavior is a complex phenomenon and ranges from large-scale political corruption and interpersonal violence to petty theft. The FBI estimates that more than 1.2 million violent crimes and 6.9 million property crimes occurred in the U.S. in 2019, and these numbers likely undercount the true prevalence of criminal behavior, …

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How COVID-19 Changed Crime in the U.S.

calendar_today 27 January, 2023

Years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve witnessed firsthand the negative effects this global health crisis has had on social connections, physical health, mental health, and the economy. Among the less obvious interpersonal and political impacts of the pandemic has been on crime rates, which have been deeply …

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What Can You Do With a Master’s in Criminology

calendar_today 1 March, 2022

Students in a masters degree in criminology and criminal justice program learn how to approach crime and all of its aspects from a sociological perspective. They develop their research and analytic skills with a sharp focus on economic, social, psychological, and individual factors in order to answer existential concerns about …

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What Can You Do With a Master’s in Criminal Justice?

calendar_today 13 July, 2021

Around the world, policymakers and law enforcement professionals are re-evaluating problems in the criminal justice system. Meanwhile, technological developments open the door for increasingly sophisticated crimes. From hacking into critical infrastructure to running global human trafficking networks, criminals continually hone their methods to achieve greater rewards while evading capture. The …

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