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Criminology is a discipline that embraces scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the etiology, prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency. This includes the measurement and detection of crime, legislation and practice of criminal law, theory testing, policy analysis and program evaluation as well as the law enforcement, judicial and correctional systems. This field is by definition multidisciplinary and includes scholars from sociology, political science, psychology, public administration, law, statistics, geographic modeling and other areas.
Graduates of the Criminology program at USFSP have gone on to work in law enforcement, both locally and federally, as well as other aspects of the criminal justice system including the court system and corrections. Other graduates have chosen to go on to either law school or graduate school.