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Phone: (202) 885-2940 Graduate programs: spagrad@american.edu Undergraduate programs: aupublicaffairs@american.edu

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Public Affairs, School of 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016 United States

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Welcome to American University’s Department of Justice, Law and Criminology with undergraduate and graduate program offerings in fields ranging from justice and law, to homeland security.

Our department is home to some of the country's leading scholars in criminology, criminal justice, national and homeland security, and law and society. Justice, Law and Criminology blends the work of scholars from many disciplines, including the social sciences, law, and the humanities. The department is truly interdisciplinary, allowing you the opportunity to carry out research on a variety of important issues, including crime, violence, terrorism, policing, punishment, and legal studies, to name just a few.

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