Criminal Justice and Criminology are two interrelated areas of study with a rich interdisciplinary academic tradition. Criminology is the study of the etiology and nature of crime and delinquency, and theoretical explanations conceived to explain these behaviors. Criminal Justice is the study of agencies’ responses to criminal and delinquent behavior, the relationship among these agencies, and policies that impact the process through which justice is administered.
Over the past few decades, the faculty in the Department of Criminal Justice at UNC Charlotte has earned local, national, and international reputations in a variety of substantive areas. At the university level, the faculty won the prestigous 15th Annual Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching. At the local level, these reputations have aided in the development and sustainment of collaborative relationships with agency staff and personnel within the surrounding communities. At the national and international levels, these reputations have positioned the Criminal Justice Department to be the 17th most productive Criminal Justice Department in the country.
Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology
The Criminal Justice and Criminology Department now has a Twitter account!! Check it out! UNCC_CJUS
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ADMISSION TO THE MAJOR!
UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS ESSAY (UAE)
To prepare for this writing exercise, you can review the rubric and the study slides below. If you are registered with Disability Services and need accommodations, you need to notify the Criminal Justice office before the date of your essay.
If you are unsuccessful at your first attempt, here are some additional suggestions to improve your chances at success:
To Improve Your Substantive Understanding of Criminal Justice
(1) Review your notes from CJUS 1100 (Introduction to Criminal Justice)
(2) Sit in on a CJUS 1100 class
(3) Review an Introduction to Criminal Justice textbook (one will be on reserve at the Library)
To Improve Your Writing Skills
(1) Visit the Writing Resources Center (http://writing.uncc.edu/writing-resources-center)
(2) Review notes from First-Year Writing Course
Chat with the Chair! Are you interested in giving the department your feedback? We are interested in hearing your opinions about both the strengths and the weaknesses of the department. I am inviting you to an informal meeting where I would like to ask you questions regarding your experiences in the major. Your responses will be confidential and I will not be taking names! Thank you in advance for your insights.
Links to sign up for a session are below and on our website at (criminaljustice.uncc.edu). I only need your first name so I know how many people are coming.
March 24th 8:30 am - http://doodle.com/dvd88guviv6sfnyz
March 24th 3:30 pm - http://doodle.com/uxxag6a5nuwwyzry
April 1 8:30 am - http://doodle.com/73vrzpw8u27begtm
April 1 3:30 pm - http://doodle.com/dsehabbf7urp2aib