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The UMass Lowell School of Criminology and Justice Studies maintains a robust and vibrant interdisciplinary research enterprise. Faculty in the School of Criminology & Justice Studies currently has more than $6 million in active research grants and contracts.

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Ryan Shields Criminology and Justice Studies

Ryan Shields is taking a public health approach to a highly sensitive issue: child sexual abuse. The criminologist says that research suggests much of it can be prevented, and that’s reason for hope.

I believe in the power of prevention to make life better for people.

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