Criminology / Research

Research is an important element of criminology curriculum. All students are required to explore the logic of scientific inquiry from a social science perspective in SOC-374 Social Research Principles and complete a major research project that involves an internship or significant involvement in the community combined with research in criminology for SOC-496 Applied Research. With approval, students may also enroll in SOC-499 Research in Sociology and develop and carry out an independent research project of their own design under the supervision of a sociology faculty member.

Student research has focused on a variety of topics over the years, including food inequality, gender and police work, body image and disability, race and police work and websites and presentation of self. Students often present their research at Celebration of Student Achievement and the Southern Sociological Society’s Annual Meeting.



The Criminology Program

Meredith College prepares women graduates for careers in criminology through a focus on leadership development, multiple internships, and opportunities to connect with local, state, and national professionals in the field.

Strong Story | Ann-Michelle Roberts

Ann-Michelle, ’15, came to Meredith knowing that she was a leader and ready to become even stronger. As president of the Student Government Association, she has made her mark on campus, and through several internships she has gained valuable experience in her field.


Contact Information

Amie Hess
Department Head, Criminology
210 Joyner Hall
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(919) 760-8016
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