The first substantive focus of our program, Inequality, Crime & Justice (ICJ), builds on the wealth of expertise that the departmental faculty holds on patterns of unequal distribution of resources and social exclusion along the lines of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class. Among many other topics, ICJ students explore the ways that crime contributes to public health disparities, learn how violence can be racialized and gendered, consider the patterns whereby crime is distributed spatially, and conduct research on dissimilar experiences that Americans from different social groups have in the criminal justice system.

  • Race, Crime and Justice
  • Communities and Crime
  • Health, Lifecourse & Crime
  • Gender, Law & Justice