Mission and Purpose

The Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science exists to provide students quality education through theoretical and practical training in both the criminal justice and judicial administration arena. Other purposes of the department are to: (1) assist in the personal and professional development of students and actively encourage students to continue their graduate education; (2) stimulate students’ social consciousness and commitment to social justice and community life; and (3) engage students in relevant social research to enhance critical and analytical skill development.