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
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There will be several opportunities during Spring 2014 to complete the writing component. Watch this website for dates and times.