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  • 445 - Bachelor's degrees in criminal justice awarded in 2015-16
  • Fall 2015 - Launch of new doctoral program in criminal justice
  • 4 - UCF campuses offering a bachelor's degree in criminal justice (Orlando, Cocoa, Daytona Beach, Valencia West)
  • 1 - Rank of online undergraduate program by


  • 07/24/17  

    Student activism, particularly around sexual violence, accelerated under the Obama administration, said criminal justice Chair Catherine Kaukinen in "Mattress Protest and Its Aftermath," an article published today by Inside Higher Education. Kaukinen is co-editor and -author of the new book, Addressing Violence Against Women on College Campuses (

  • 07/18/17  

    Stephen Holmes, associate professor of criminal justice at UCF, was recently interviewed and featured in an article in USA Today about "Unconcluded," the latest podcast in a series of true-crime podcasts that explores old, unsolved cases, including the case of Jennifer Kesse, who vanished from her Orlando condo 11 years ago. Read the full USA Today story here.

  • 06/09/17  

    Criminal justice Professor Roberto Potter and Associate Lecturer Mark Winton are among the national experts interviewed by writer Jacobs Ogles for his article, Pulse: Hate Crime or Terrorist Attack?, published June 9, 2017, in The Advocate.

One of the benefits of conducting international fieldwork is the opportunity to become engrossed in a different culture.
— William Moreto,  Assistant Professor
The people I worked with ... put me in every scenario possible and allowed me to experience it first hand.
— Max Thedy,  former student intern who worked with law enforcement rangers in Cape Town, South Africa
I cannot stress enough the importance of the basic research skills and knowledge, combined with an understanding of data analysis for those planning to be leaders in the field of criminal justice.
— Roberto Hugh Potter,  Criminal Justice Department Professor
I would not be in the position I have today if it weren’t for the Criminal Justice Program at UCF.
— Carl Metzger,  M.S. in Criminal Justice, '03; Deputy Chief, University of Central Florida
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