Chatham University

Chatham University Criminology (CRM)

Criminology is the scientific study of crime and delinquency. Criminologists use concepts, theories, and methods from the social and behavioral sciences (sociology, criminal justice, political science, legal studies) to explore the causes and consequences of criminal behavior and juvenile delinquency. Criminologists study the effects of legal and social policies, analyze data on crime perpetration and victimization, design and assess crime prevention and control models, and evaluate offender treatment programs. The program offers a major and minor in criminology. Completing the criminology major prepares students for graduate study in criminology, criminal justice, law, or other social/ behavioral sciences; and for entry-level positions in law enforcement, legal, correctional, or human services agencies.