PhD in Criminal Justice
The Ph.D. Program in Criminal Justice offers interdisciplinary education in the fields of criminal justice, criminology, and forensic science. It combines theory, empirical research, and normative analysis. Through a multidisciplinary core curriculum, students are trained in social science methods, research design, and statistics. They are also given grounding in criminological theory, philosophy of law, criminal justice policy and practice, and the psychology of criminal justice.
Faculty of the program represent a wide range of academic disciplines—anthropology, history, law, political science, public administration, psychology, and sociology. The program offers two unique specializations: forensic science and policy, oversight, and administration. The forensic science specialization is taught by professors of biology, biochemistry, and chemistry. Connection with John Jay College of Criminal Justice facilitates access for students to criminal justice agencies at all levels of government.
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