A Major Milestone

Northeastern University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in November 2017 and to honoring the thousands of CJ alumni who have gone on to distinguished careers in various sectors of the criminal justice field. We are proud that the strength of the School and the faculty has been recognized in our top echelon rankings among criminal justice programs.

SCCJ 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.

Upcoming Events

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Dissertation Defense: David Abeling-Judge

David Abeling-Judge will be defending his dissertation, "Examining the Impact and Changing Nature of Social Influences of Desistance from Crime and General Offending"


CJSAC-Special Agents Suelen and Rankin, FBI

Special Agents Suelen and Rankin will be discussing the pros and cons of a career with the FBI, answering questions regarding the application process, requirements, and their personal experiences....