About Us - Established since 1995
The Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS) represents as wealth of knowledge and expertise relevant to a wide range of criminal justice topics and concerns. This expertise extends from the level of public policy to the level of applied and basic research pertinent to understanding crime, crimnal behaviour, and the many elements of the criminal justice system. This understanding is offered from psychological, sociological, political, historical, and interdisciplinary perspectives via our Advisory Board and community partners. We have been a member of New Brunswick's Roundtable of Crime and Public Safety since 2011. We were very excited to be part of this Roundtable, which informed the development of the province's Crime Prevention and Reduction Strategy and we coninute to contribute to its ongoing evolution and its implementation.
For those interested in university level training in criminal justice topics, the UNB Saint John campus offers a Criminal Justice Minor within the Faculty of Arts for students in degree programs at UNB. Many disciplines and departments on campus offer courses related to social deviance, criminal behaviour, and crime. For those interested in graduate level training, UNB offers a range of graduate programs that can be focused on criminal justice topics by working with a CCJS Advisory Board member or the CCJS Director. For more information about UNB graduate programs, go to UNB's School of Graduate Studies. To date, most of our graduate student affiliates are in the Masters of Experimental Psychology program (UNB Saint John), Doctoral Program in Experimental Psychology (UNB Fredericton or Saint John), or the Doctoral program in Clinical Psychology (UNB Fredericton). Potential graduate students with interdisciplinary interests should check out UNB's masters and doctoral programs in Interdisciplinary Studies.