About the CCJS-PR

Established in 1995

The Centre for Criminal Justice Studies & Policing Research (CCJS-PR) 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, criminal 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 continue to contribute to its ongoing evolution and its implementation.

Although the CCJS-PR itself does not provide university courses or academic programs of study, but we do provide professional workshops, lectures, and occasional conferences that are intended to translate research knowledge into practice in ways that enhance best practices and theoretical understandings of criminal justice systems and related issues.

Students in undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of New Brunswick (or other institutions) with criminal justice interests are welcome to seek opportunities to become involved in research underway at the CCJS-PR. They also participate in workshop/lecture series/conferences when they are offered to the public.

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-PR Advisory Board member or the CCJS-PR Director. For more information about UNB graduate programs, see the 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.

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