Criminal Justice

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Photo of Dr Eric S McCordWe are saddened to announce that one of our CJ faculty members, Dr Eric McCord, passed away on October 15, 2016.  Eric fought a valiant battle against cancer. Eric played a significant role in our program andwas recently awarded tenure. Eric will be missed by all his Criminal Justice colleagues. Eric's favorite quote by Cesare Beccaria, 1764 "It is better to prevent crimes than to punish them." . A memorial service will be held in near future.  RIP Professor McCord.

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We have an active and exciting program within the Department of Criminal Justice, in the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Louisville. We pride ourselves in offering high quality educational programs. Our faculty have degrees from some of the best institutions of higher education in the United States and are all actively involved in research and service that addresses critical issues in criminal justice and public safety. The Southern Police Institute is a division within the Department. The faculty and staff  stand ready to provide you with the knowledge, skills and support you need to attain your educational and professional goals.

CRiminal Justice

University of Louisville

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Louisville, Kentucky 40292

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