Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Dr. Gary Kleck, FSU Criminologist, with FDLE firearms display

The Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice is one of sixteen colleges comprising the Florida State University (FSU). The College is the oldest program of its kind.[1] It offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The College's graduate program emphasizes the importance of scientifically rigorous research that advances the knowledge of the discipline and informs public policy. The master's program prepares students for an administrative or research career in the criminal justice system and other related areas. The doctoral program trains individuals as critical scholars and prepares them for a career of teaching and research or for a higher-level research or administrative career in the criminal justice system.

Home to some of the nation's most recognized scholars in criminology, the College's faculty members lead the nation in funding for education and delinquency research, they conduct the most recognized research on fear and crime, they are known internationally for state-of-the-art law enforcement research, they are the most cited for national gun control research, and they are prominent scholars in the areas of self-control and crime and juvenile sentencing.[2]

With $11 million in externally funded research projects, the College's Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research conducts ground-breaking research that promotes evidence-based policy-making and practice at state and national levels.[3] It also provides unique hands-on research opportunities for graduate students.

National Rankings according to US News (2011 edition)[edit]

  • Criminology - 1st overall

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice Retrieved on 5-07-2007.
  2. ^ Stanton G (2003). "Underwater Crime Scene Investigations (UCSI), a New Paradigm". In: SF Norton (ed). 2003. Diving for Science...2003. Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (22nd annual Scientific Diving Symposium). Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  3. ^ [2] Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice - Center for Criminology and Public Policy Research Retrieved on 5-07-2007.

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