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School of Criminology & Justice Studies

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.

Highly Rated Programs

U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs for Criminal Justice

Recognized as the 4th Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Program in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

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Recognized as the 2nd Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Program for Veterans

Criminal Justice Programs & Research

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Meet Our Students

Linda Williams Criminology and Justice Studies

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.

I love teaching and I love the students at UMass Lowell.

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