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  • A woman standing in front of a wall
  • Sign with "Crime Scene Simulation in Progress" along with people standing behind it
  • A man and a policewoman
  • Criminal investigators in front of a police car

Department of Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice provides a broad-based liberal arts education, with particular focus on crime and criminal justice. Our program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the nature and causes of crime, criminal justice processes, criminal justice organizations and agency practices, and the law and legal system. They will also be exposed to scientific and theoretical models that are used for the analysis and critique of the criminal justice system.


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Career Fair

The Department of Criminal Justice in conjunction with Alpha Phi Sigma (Theta Tau) hosts an annual Career Fair every Spring at UNLV, which connects more than 200 interested, educated, well-qualified, and motivated students with potential employers.

The Department of Criminal Justice is one of the departments in the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.