Criminology and Justice Studies
About the Program
In what ways did the War on Drugs of the 1980s and 1990s impact urban communities in terms of street-corner dealing, violence, and overall health? What about national incarceration rates, and racial disparities in the adjudication process? How do so-called Three Strikes laws typically influence the decisions of judges at sentencing? How far will the War on Terrorism push the legal boundaries of government surveillance and the monitoring of electronic communications, and what will be the impacts of such forces? Finally, how are “big data” being used (now and in the future) by justice, intelligence, or private organizations to identify social networks, conduct risk assessments, and make decisions about crime policy and resource deployment?
Drexel University's Program of Criminology and Justice Studies offers a rich educational experience that emphasizes justice and criminological theory, and translating concepts into practice. With its three thematic concentrations -- one in Criminology and Justice Policy, one in Justice Informatics, and one in Criminal Justice -- the Program in Criminology and Justice Studies provides all students with foundational knowledge and tools of the discipline, while allowing them to specialize in different areas of interest within the discipline.
Please click the links below to explore the degree concentrations in Criminology and Justice Studies.