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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