Crime & Justice Policy

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Criminology Curriculum Shifts to Address Racial Injustice

The recent deaths of George Floyd and other Black Americans at the hands of police have prompted changes in the curriculum of the criminology program at the University of Iowa. Associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology, and director of the PPC's Crime and Justice Policy Research Program, said that the curriculum this semester will reflect national conversations about race and law enforcement. Several courses have added new sections on issues of racism and outcomes in the justice system.


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Crime & Justice Policy

The Crime and Justice Policy Research Program conducts research on the causes and consequences of crime, interpersonal violence, and antisocial behavior. The program also considers the implementation and implications of public policies designed to prevent and control criminal offending.