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Criminology & Criminal Justice

Our Master of Science (M.S.) program is designed to prepare students to enter into criminal justice occupations or to advance in a range careers in the broad and dynamic areas of criminology and the criminal justice system. Students are provided with strong fundamentals in criminological theory and the criminal justice system and foundational training in research methods and statistics.

A Dedication to Success

Dr. Alex Piquero, Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology, discusses how crime, health, and race intersect and how our students learn to translate theory and policy into action.

Associate Professor Dr. Kathryn Notwotny is a medical sociologist who studies the health and wellness of vulnerable populations in the criminal justice system.

The COVID Prison Project

Associate Professor Dr. Kathryn Notwotny is a medical sociologist who studies the health and wellness of vulnerable populations in the criminal justice system. 

Associate Professor Dr. Kathryn Notwotny is a medical sociologist who studies the health and wellness of vulnerable populations in the criminal justice system.

Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of Miami

This is a photo of the current events in Ukraine. Two people are walking through a damaged courtyard. Buildings have been destroyed and debris is scattered everywhere.

Research finds ‘traumatic effects of war’ extend far beyond the front lines

Professors Olena Antonaccio and Robert J. Johnson are working on several studies that examine the mental health and other detrimental impacts of war on Ukrainians.

Image of Oshea Johnson in a brown suit, blue tie and white shirt standing in UM's campus.

Medical sociologist strives to give a voice to the powerless

Newly minted Ph.D. Oshea Johnson has studied the impact of mass incarceration on the health of inmates and their significant others.

This is a stock photo. This is an overhead image of a pile of apples. The apples are various shades of red and yellow. The apples have black spots all over them.

Sociologists dispel the ‘bad apple’ excuse for racialized policing

In the first study of its kind, University of Miami researchers find that police exhibit significantly higher levels of anti-Black biases than the general public.

Drawing of people protesting police brutality.

Addressing Inequities

A&S faculty make vital contributions to the national conversation on fairness and inclusion.

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