Faculty Research Excellence in Victimology; Policing, Terrorism and Targeted Violence; Corrections; and Criminal Justice Reform
UNOs School of Criminology and Criminal Justice - Ranked 13th Nationally
Shifting the Focus from Crime Perpetrators to Crime Victims
Graduate Student Research Opportunities
UNOs online MS program in Criminology and Criminal Justice Ranks in the Top Ten in the Country According to U.S. News and World Report
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- Research opportunities for students exist with all faculty and are extended by collaborations including SCCJ’s Victimology and Victim Studies Research Lab, the Nebraska Collaborative for Violence Intervention and Prevention, the Crime and Justice Public Opinion Lab, as well as SCCJ’s affiliations with the Nebraska Center for Justice Research, the Juvenile Justice Institute, and the National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology and Education Center.
- Our bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs are among the top criminology and criminal justice programs, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Our Master's of Science degree program is rated first in the country.
- Students in our undergraduate and graduate programs engage in active learning through collaborative research projects with faculty, internships with criminal justice agencies such as the U.S. Secret Service, the Omaha Police Department, and the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, and study abroad in the United Kingdom with our London Study Abroad program.
SCCJ faculty research informs criminal justice practices, supports the development of evidence-based policies, and builds theoretical knowledge to support criminal justice system responses and reform.
One Nationally Ranked Program, Two Campuses
Students may enroll in courses on the metropolitan Omaha campus, Lincoln campus, or complete their degree completely online. Our SCCJ students have access to real-world learning opportunities that contextualize their academic education and benefit our communities. At UNO, students actively collaborate to improve our understanding of the causes and correlates of crime, the criminal justice response to crime, and contribute to the developing scientific knowledge in creating more effectively solutions to enhancing community safety.