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Criminal Justice Studies

As a broadly structured interdisciplinary curriculum, the mission of the Criminal Justice Studies Program is to provide students with knowledge of the historical, philosophical, social, political and legal theories, concepts, practices, and events which affect the criminal justice system, its agencies and components in contemporary society.

Learn as a student. Grow as a person.

Students are encouraged to appreciate sensitivity to the arts, view philosophy and religion as a means of human expression and examine opportunities for further intellectual development. They learn to use the sciences and mathematics as a means for analyzing, organizing, quantifying and expressing their ideas.

Courses offered in the criminal justice studies program, political science, psychology, sociology, anthropology and social work provide knowledge on the interdependence of people in communities and the world through differing cultures, systems of government and global organizations and networks.

In the News
Research 08.17.20
University of Dayton summer undergraduate student research program pivots to remote mentorship model

University of Dayton biochemistry major Juliano Aquilino was working to isolate a protein in the influenza virus, in hopes of providing new information on therapeutics and treatment for the flu, when he encountered problems with the solubility of the protein in water.

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Experiential Learning 02.11.19
Serving At-Risk Youth

Last fall, University of Dayton sophomore Sarah Presley spent several afternoons each week working with juvenile offenders from the Dayton area attending a community-based alternative-to-confinement program.

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