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.

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CJSAC-James Coughlan NUPD

Officer Coughlan, an NEU alum, will describe his transition from Northeastern University as a student to the Police Academy, and now as a Northeastern University Police Officer.


Research Seminar Series: Scott Decker

"Hidden in Plain Sight: Walter Miller and the Lost Gang Project: What Became of the First Federally Funded Gang Intervention?"