THE DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY:
The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology is a PhD-granting program rooted in one of the oldest criminal justice traditions in the country, starting with the founding of the Department of Police Science in 1941. The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology’s vision is to engage in research, teaching, and service contributing to more just, equitable, and safer communities. We serve close to 800 undergraduate majors/minors, including close to 150 online majors, and nearly 40% of our undergraduate population are BIPOC. In addition, we have over 30 master’s and Ph.D. students. There are currently ten tenured or tenure-track faculty and two career track faculty on two campuses (Pullman, and Vancouver). The department is actively engaged in policy-oriented research partnerships with state criminal justice agencies. Pullman is a college town of slightly over 30,000 people, located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Palouse in Eastern Washington.