Building a Legacy

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Fifty years ago, the College of Criminal Justice began as an idea - to better train law enforcement, court and corrections officers and to use the state prison system as a research laboratory to identify causes and treatments for offenders and to assist agencies in developing effective practices to reduce crime.

Today, as one of the oldest and largest criminal justice programs in the field, the College continues to lead the way in creating trailblazers in the discipline and putting its research into practice in a wide variety of agencies. It also is exploring new frontiers in emerging fields of forensic science, victim studies, homeland security, and biosocial criminology and utilizing new technologies to accomplish its mission.

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The legacy of the College of Criminal Justice has been built by the people, programs and events that have occurred over the last five decades. Each has made an indelible mark on the success of the program locally, nationally and internationally.

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