Welcome to the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
The department offers bachelors programs through the College of Arts and Sciences and the Honors College, and a Master of Arts in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy.
The study of crime and justice is complex as researchers, practitioners, and policy makers tackle issues of policing strategies, corrections, capital punishment, violence, gangs, addiction, and international crime. The University of Memphis emphasizes research, scholarship, service and community outreach.
Our faculty provides outstanding instruction on the causes of crime, intervention strategies, program evaluation and issues of social justice. Members of our faculty have received national recognition for their work, obtained a wide range of research grants, engaged in national and international outreach and service, and have won a number of teaching and advising awards at the University.