The School of Criminology & Justice Studies at UMass Lowell focuses on emerging issues confronting the criminal justice system.
Students explore issues including violence and victims, justice-involved mental health populations, police innovations, data-driven practice and national security.
Graduates of our programs understand the facts and concepts of criminal justice, but, more importantly, how to apply this knowledge to related social problems and changing situations.
Recognized as the 4th Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Program in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report
Williams has spent decades studying family violence, violence against women, and child sexual abuse. Her recent work includes a study of commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth and domestic and international trafficking of humans.