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The faculty in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is ranked number three in the nation for scholarly productivity. Together, this outstanding group of professors and scholars has written more than three dozen books, including best selling texts in Policing, Corrections, Courts and Gangs. The faculty includes award winning teachers, scholars and mentors. Their service to students, their practitioner community and scholarship have been recognized for their high quality. The full time faculty is complemented by a large cadre of practitioners from the broad spectrum of criminal justice, including: forensic science, crime analysis, law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, and community corrections.

The mission of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice professional academic advising staff is to assist students in developing meaningful educational plans to meet their academic, career, and personal goals in an ongoing process of evaluation and clarification.  The advisors strive to perform their duties in a professional, ethical, confidential, accurate and supportive manner, respecting student diversity and needs and always holding the individual in the highest regard.  The student and advisor should accomplish this process in a spirit of shared responsibility to develop academic excellence, strong decision-making stills and self-reliance.