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Criminology is the study of crime and related issues from a liberal arts/social scientific perspective. You will gain an understanding of theories, practices and trends in crime, and the criminal justice systems in our society. You will focus on understanding how and why crime occurs in society, ways to measure and examine these trends, and possible steps to intervene with or punish those who break the law.
Our location in the state capital with multiple levels of law enforcement agencies offers numerous opportunities for networking and excellent placements for field research and internships.
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Each year the department hosts CSI Week. This is a week each fall, where about 10 different professionals in the criminal justice field speak about their work and network with students. Past speakers came from various agencies including the FBI, U.S. Marshals, Internal Revenue Service, private detective agency, local police departments, City-County Bureau of Identification, State Bureau of Investigation and the Wake Country District Attorney.