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School of Criminal Justice
Message from the Dean
About the University
About the School of Criminal Justice
Mission of the School
Overview of the School
Goals of the School
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  School of Criminal Justice 2017-2019 About the School of Criminal Justice Goals of the School  

Goals of the School

Research Excellence

  • To build and maintain a vital research environment
  • To produce high-quality, original, and rigorous research that is at the cutting edge of the field
  • To enhance the reach and impact of faculty research and Rutgers School of Criminal Justice institutes, and to ensure their significant role in addressing pressing issues in the field
  • To attract external support for high-quality research

Policy Relevance

  • To promote evidence-based inquiry and policy
  • To contribute to the quality of justice-related policy at the local, state, national, and global levels
  • To ensure graduates are thoroughly trained and prepared to make significant contributions in their professional or academic careers
  • To establish and support strategic research partnerships with justice-related and nongovernmental organizations

Educational Excellence and Student Success

  • To enable students to be successful in their studies by maintaining a supportive learning environment
  • To prepare students to excel in academic or professional careers in fields relevant to dealing with crime and justice
  • To attract and support highly qualified faculty and instructional staff
  • To maintain currency and relevance of curriculum
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