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Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Welcome to UMSL CCJ

The mission of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ) is to conduct and disseminate the findings of basic and applied research on crime and justice, to offer excellent teaching at the BachelorMaster, and Doctoral levels, and to provide service to the campus, profession and community. This mission is realized via the research, teaching, and service of the CCJ Department’s faculty, staff, and students.

Departmental faculty members publish the results of their research in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals and generate external funding from local, state and national government agencies and private foundations. Teaching activities in the CCJ Department include not only traditional in depth course work, but also intensive research training, especially at the PhD level. CCJ faculty members are actively involved in many local, state, national and international service activities, holding offices in organizations such as the American Society of Criminology and/or editorial positions on major criminological and sociological journals.

CCJ among top 5 in the Nation

UMSL CCJ Department ranked #4 in the Nation according to the 2010 rankings by U.S. News and World Report.


news and notes

Check out our Fall 2017 newsletter!

Rick Rosenfeld receives the prestigious Sutherland Award from the ASC

Michael Campbell, Matt Vogel, and Josh Williams receive ASC's Outstanding Article Award

Rachel Ellis and Heidi Grundetjern have joined us as Assistant Professors

We're saddened to report the passing of our friend and colleague, Bob Bursik

Best wishes to our colleague, Dan Isom

Drs. Slocum, Huebner, and Rosenfeld join Research Network on Misdemeanor Justice

Tim Maher receives Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Beth Huebner is the lead researcher on a $2.25 million MacArthur grant to reduce jail population

Janet Lauritsen will be a co-editor of the journal Criminology

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Other Links
Comprehensive School Safety Initiative
Eurogang Project
G.R.E.A.T. Evaluation
Youth Violence Prevention Conference
CCJ Newsletters

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