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Faculty in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology are leading scholars in the fields of criminal justice, criminology, terrorism, law and society, among other areas.

Located in Washington, D.C., the School of Public Affairs' Department of Justice, Law & Criminology offers courses of study at the doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate levels, including master's and PhD programs in Justice, Law and Criminology.

Through SPA’s Justice Programs Office, JLC faculty scholarship is shared with the AU and Washington communities, and across the nation.

Recent News

JLC in the Media

Richard Bennett, professor of justice, law, and criminology, spoke with the Associated Press on August 4 about the differences between Canada and the U.S. regarding cultural expressions of violence, which were highlighted following hitchBOT's destruction in Philadelphia.

Tricia Bacon, assistant professor of justice, law, and criminology, spoke to Voice of America on July 24 for a radio broadcast that aired in Africa. Professor Bacon discussed Al Shabab and issues surrounding President Obama's visit to Kenya and Ethiopia in addition to counterterrorism efforts and challenges in the region.

Jon Gould, professor of justice, law, and criminology, spoke with the Los Angeles Times on July 16 about President Obama's push for prison reform. "Probably his best tool is the bully pulpit to talk about race in the criminal justice system," Gould told the newspaper.