Dr Anthony Braga

SCCJ is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Anthony Braga as Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Dr. Braga is currently the Don M. Gottfredson Professor of Evidence-Based Criminology at Rutgers University and a Senior Research Fellow in the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at Harvard University. He brings with him an in-depth knowledge of policing and violence prevention. Dr. Braga will begin his tenure as director July 1, 2016. Read More>

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Dissertation Defense: Young Ju Chae

Young Ju Chae will defend her dissertation, "Unpacking the Black Box of Criminality and Desistance: Self-Control and Goal-Directed Decision-Making," June 24 at 1:30 pm in 301 Churchill Hall. All are welcome. Dissertation Committee: Dr. Chester Britt, Iowa State University, Chair Dr. Ekate...


Dissertation Defense: Janice Iwama

Janice Iwama will defend her dissertation, "The Role of Community Context in Hate Crimes Against Latinos," at 10:00 am on July 11, 2016 in 301 Churchill Hall. All are welcome. Dissertation Committee: Jack McDevitt, co-chair Ramiro Martinez Jr, co-chair Jacob Stowell...

Mission Statement

The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice prepares students for professional and research careers in criminal justice, criminology and related fields by applying multidisciplinary and comparative social science to understand, predict and explain crime and contribute to the development of public policy within urban communities. Using an active learning approach, the School seeks to develop its students intellectually and ethically, while providing them with a keen appreciation for the complexities of crime, and public and private efforts to make communities safer and ensure justice.