Welcome, we have much to offer
The Department of Criminal Justice welcomes a diverse student body and encourages its students to explore the full range of opportunities in criminal justice and justice-related professions and graduate programs.
The department is part of the School of Social Research and Justice Studies in the College of Liberal Arts. It has more than 750 undergraduates in its two tracks, the Criminal Justice major and Law and Justice specialization. It also offers a master's degree in criminal justice.
Nevada's criminal justice class brings inmates, students together to learn side-by-side.
Iraqi Youth Leadership Project
Dr. Jennifer Lanterman partnered with the Northern Nevada International Center to work with the Iraqi Youth Leadership Project (IYLP) in the summer of 2015.
Yori Park Project
Reno Police Department and UNR students evaluate community issues in and around Yori Park in Reno.
Criminal Justice Intern Assists Investigation
A UNR criminal justice intern with the Reno Police Department's Gang Unit assisted in the capture of this tagger.
Tour of Rite of Passage
Dr. Melanie Taylor's Juvenile Justice class attended a tour of Rite of Passage (ROP) in Yerington, NV on February 13th, 2015.
Smart Policing Initiative: Prescription Drug Abuse (2014)
Criminal Justice Associate Professor, Dr. Barthe, completed work with the Reno Police Department on Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance grant to address the problem of prescription drug abuse in Northern Nevada.
Annual Reno Police Department Citizen Satisfaction Survey (2013)
Prof. Barthe recruited Criminal Justice students to help with the the annual Reno Police Department Citizen Satisfaction Survey.
2013 Prescription Drug Abuse Summit
Dr. Barthe, along with members of the Reno Police Department, attended the 2nd annual National Prescription Drug Abuse Summit in Orlando, Florida.