Mason Offers New Graduate Program in Justice, Law, and Crime Policy

Posted: November 3, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Next fall, George Mason will admit the first classes of its new MA and PhD programs in Justice, Law, and Crime Policy (JLCP). The PhD will be the commonwealth’s first and only PhD program in justice studies and policy. JLCP is part of the Administration of Justice Program in the Department of Public and International Affairs.

The multidisciplinary program studies the justice system, its processes, and policies. JLCP is concerned with understanding crime and how policies influence crime, but unlike other criminal justice options, this program also addresses the organizations and processes through which justice is achieved.

Students in the program take electives in such areas of specialization as justice and law; justice organizations, administration and leadership; and crime and security. Students may also take electives from related fields, including computational social science, conflict analysis and resolution, economics, government, law, philosophy, psychology, public administration, sociology, and statistics.

The JLCP program is designed to produce top scholars who will assume positions of leadership in both academic and applied settings. A hallmark of the JLCP program is its link to justice organizations in the Washington, D.C., area and Northern Virginia. The curriculum allows students to conduct research for and with public and private institutions.

For more information about the program, see the web site.

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