The Department of Criminal Justice is committed to providing future criminal justice professionals and scholars with ethical principles and analytical skills through excellence in teaching, scholarship, mentoring, community engagement and partnerships. We strive to become a national leader in preparing future professionals and scholars in criminal justice.

Our department is housed withing the College of Community Innovation and Education. Located in the Health Sciences I building at the UCF Main Campus.

The department blends the latest technological advancements in criminal investigations with a public policy approach to examining crime, criminals, and justice policy. Students have access to a fully functioning crime-mapping lab with the latest software. Students can also participate in the dynamic study abroad, service learning and internship programs.

JOB ON THE FIELD

Our faculty research an array of topics within the criminal justice field, including domestic violence, juvenile courts, community corrections, school safety and cyber-crimes.

34
Full-time Faculty
#12
Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs U.S. News & World Report
1500
Enrolled Students
100
placement partnernships
#22
Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs U.S. News & World Report
30
doctoral students

Mission & Vision

Vision
The Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida aspires to be a national leader in preparing future professionals and scholars in criminal justice.

Mission
The mission of the Department of Criminal Justice is to equip future criminal justice professionals and scholars with ethical principles and analytical skills through excellence in teaching, scholarship, mentoring, community engagement, and partnerships. The department conducts engaged scholarship and funded research to advance knowledge within our discipline. The department engages meaningful partnerships to serve the university and broader professional and academic community.

Values
The Department of Criminal Justice values and practices collegiality, innovation, excellence, scholarship, leadership, integrity, inclusivity, community, and social justice.

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