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CRCJ 9990  DISSERTATION (1-20 credits)

The dissertation is an original research project conducted and written under the direction of a faculty dissertation committee. The dissertation provides the student with an opportunity to do original research that contributes to advancing the body of knowledge on crime and criminal justice.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Completion of all coursework, completion of the comprehensive examination, and permission of Supervisory Committee Chair. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

Criminology and Criminal Justice, PhD

The vision of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is to be a program that is recognized nationally for its quality and impact on research and instruction. In terms of doctoral education, the aim is to foster a learning environment in which graduate students may gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies to prepare them for careers in academia or in the public or private sectors. The curriculum emphasizes written and verbal communication skills, methodological competency, a strong statistical foundation, and hands-on research experience. Doctoral students will actively engage in research under the supervision of faculty, the Director of the School’s Nebraska Center for Justice Research, and/or the Director of the Juvenile Justice Institute.