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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