The UCF Department of Criminal Justice provides excellence in teaching, research and service. Faculty members are dedicated to our students and deliver outstanding undergraduate and graduate instruction while combining learning, service and inquiry. The department also conducts quality research, pursuing local, state and federal funding to advance knowledge within our discipline. By actively developing meaningful partnerships, we provide exemplary service to the university as well as the broader professional and academic communities.

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Crime Scene Confidential: UCF Alum Finds Her Purpose Through This First-of-its-kind Investigative TV Show

Alina Burroughs ’00 ’02MS uses forensics and raw evidence to shed new light on cases long overdue for justice...
Rhen Myers looks back at the camera and smiles, with a graduation stole perched on her shoulder.

Ahead of the Curve: Criminal Justice Student Graduates at 18

Years ahead of her peers, Rhen Myers ’23 is getting a head start on pursuing her goal of working in public service...
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New UCF Project Works to Help Keep Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Safe

The goal is to create a screening tool that can be used by student health services and beyond, including in college athletic training settings or in college counseling centers...