Criminal Justice is a multi-disciplinary academic program which examines the characteristics and operations of the criminal justice system and relationships between crime and crime control within the context of a democratic society. The program is specifically designed to explore social, cultural, political, and organizational influences on criminal justice policies and operations from both theoretical and real-world perspectives.
The Criminal Justice Program at Buffalo State is the oldest in Western New York. It has the largest full-time faculty, broadest curriculum offerings, and provides the most intellectually challenging program with a social science foundation. The program offers a large, well-qualified, full-time faculty, who are trained in a variety of disciplines with a policy-oriented curriculum, grounded in the social sciences. Furthermore, the faculty is nationally known, classes are relatively small and the department is involved in the community with a well-developed internship program.