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.

Prof Nikos Passas co-authors “Afghan Narcotrafficking: Illicit Financial Flows”

Dr Nikos Passas has co-authored Afghan Narcotrafficking: Illicit Financial Flows with Nicolas Giannakopoulos. “The EastWest Institute (EWI) today announced the launch of its latest report, Afghan Narcotrafficking: Illicit Financial Flows. The fifth in a six-part series, this report has been developed to assist policymakers and scholars to better comprehend the nature of illicit flows of…
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Emma Fridel, PhD Student, and Dr James Alan Fox publish in Violence and Gender

Dr James Alan Fox and PhD student Emma Fridel have published “Gender Differences in Patterns and Trends in U.S. Homicide, 1976–2015” in Violence and Gender. Abstract: In the research literature on homicide, gender has generally received less attention than other demographic characteristics, specifically the age and race of victims and offenders. To some extent, this…
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Mayura Ludhani Jaisinghani


I chose to attend Northeastern University because I was attracted by the many opportunities it offers to students. This includes the co-op program, and study abroad of all kinds.

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