Criminal Justice: A Diverse and Multidisciplinary Field of Study

By Allan Jiao.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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Criminal Justice has developed over a history of nearly four decades. It originated in the U.S. and has now spread to many other countries around the world. This paper examines the historical development and current status of criminal justice programs in the U.S. by reviewing publications that focus on evaluations of such programs at college and university levels. The paper is aimed at developing a general understanding of criminal justice as an academic discipline and its program content, curriculums, and future prospect.

Keywords: Criminal Justice as an Academic Discipline, Standards, Curriculum, Diverse and Multidisciplinary Field of Study

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp.215-224. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.139MB).

Allan Jiao

Professor, Department of Law and Justice Studies, Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, USA

Allan Y. Jiao is a Professor of Criminal Justice at the Department of Law and Justice Studies at Rowan University in New Jersey, U.S.A. Jiao holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University. He has published extensively in the field of policing and criminal justice including refereed journal articles, book chapters, and books. Jiao’s current research interests include policing, public policy, and comparative criminal justice issues.


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