WHY STUDY CRIMINOLOGY?
Crime is an important topic at all levels—local, state, national and international.
Divisive issues relating to race and criminal justice, police brutality, prison overcrowding,
sexual assault, terrorism, just to name a few, consistently adorn media headlines
and are part of community and campus conversations.
Policies surrounding crime and criminal justice that affect individuals, families,
and communities are implemented on a daily basis. Crime, and our response to it, continues
to be a major issue with far reaching impacts. A major in criminology prepares students
to deal with these critical issues.