Crime and punishment permeate the life of contemporary citizens. We consume crime and punishment as entertainment and in our daily diet of news. We are exposed to their risks and their concrete manifestations. We devote time, energy and imagination in the quests for justice these inevitably generate. Criminology is concerned with three main objects: crime, criminality, and criminalization. Our program in criminology and criminal justice uses an interdisciplinary approach incorporating legal, psychological, and sociological perspectives to examine complex issues associated with crime and punishment. Learn More.

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