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Department of Justice, Law & Criminology


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    Anna Castro,
    Administrative Assistant

    Eric Fleddermann,
    Assistant to the Chair

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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

Jessica Waters, associate dean at the School of Public Affairs, wrote an op-ed for the Huffington Post on October 6 arguing that the facts have been ignored throughout the political firestorm around Planned Parenthood.

Research from Lynn Addington, associate professor of justice, law, and criminology, was cited in WVNS TV on September 21 for an article investigating unreported instances of crime in West Virginia.

Jessica Waters, associate dean of the School of Public Affairs, appeared on the NPR affiliate radio station KCRW on September 18 to discuss the politically divisive nature of issues like abortion and Planned Parenthood.