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Criminal Justice & Criminology

College of Arts & Sciences

In conjunction with the goals of East Tennessee State University and the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department offers three programs that encompass a philosophy of liberal arts education grounded in social science methodologies. The two undergraduate programs facilitate mastery of basic academic competencies and provide a basic level of expertise in the field of criminal justice and criminology. The two undergraduate programs are: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science with a concentration Social & Behavioral Science.

The graduate degree, a Master of Arts, promotes a critical examination of crime, offenders, and the criminal justice system while enhancing analytical and communication skills. The online graduate certification in Forensic Document Examination was recently approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents.


Study Abroad Info

London, England

June 26 - July 11, 2018

CJCR4017/5017 Comparative Criminal Justice

This course offers students a look at how criminal justice is practiced around the world. The course for summer 2018 compares and contrasts the criminal justice system in the United States (US) with the criminal justice system of the United Kingdom (UK). Students will apply comparative methods to identify and summarize the differences between the two criminal justice systems and their administration of justice along with exploring an international perspective in policing, courts, and corrections. Additionally, the class will briefly introduce crime as a global problem through analysis of transnational and international crime issues. This is a three credit hour course.

A $1750 deposit is required and the payments are broken down as follows:

$250 due Feb 3, 2018

$1000 due Feb 24, 2018

$500 due Mar 17, 2018

(The deposit covers 14 days lodging, admission tickets to required venues, two week London Tube pass, some meals, and the book)

**Prices may change due to enrollment **No Refunds will be given on deposits

Not included in the deposit: Airfare ($1200-1400)*, Food ($650)*, and

In-State Tuition (undergrad $1200, graduate $1713)*

 *These are estimated prices

For more information contact:

Dr. Nicole Prior, Rogers Stout 201B

Dr. Dustin Osborne, Rogers Stout 201D


The application for the trip is due by February and can be accessed using this link:

The Department is located in 201 Rogers Stout Hall on the Johnson City Campus of East Tennessee State University. For information not found on this website call (423) 439-5346, or send a fax to (423) 439-4660. For a Google Maps to Rogers Stout Hall, click here.

For Advising Contact:
NaKeisha Talley
ARC Office, Culp Center
201 Roger Stout
If no answer, please call Dr. Edwards @ 423-439-4671 or email @


Field Experience

CJCR Scholarship Info
Email Christine Ketelaar at for information and application.

2017 Honor's Day

Outstanding Graduate Student:
Maria Aparcero Suero

Outstanding Undergraduate Student:
Gabriel Vitt

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