230 Chafee Building
10 Chafee Road
Kingston, RI 02881

(On sabbatical for the
2022-2023 academic year)
Christine Zozula
401.874.5705 / zozula@uri.edu

Interim Chair
Barbara Costello
401.874.2877 / costello@uri.edu

Mission Statement

Our purpose is to empower our graduates to meaningfully consider, contribute to, and reimagine discourses and decisions about crime and justice. The CCJ department does this by making intentional choices about our work and remaining committed to continual professional growth and community building.

Participating Departments


Quick Facts

3Full-time Faculty
1Full-time Lecturer
3Affiliated Faculty


  • 450 undergraduate majors – 100+ with Double (or Triple) Majors in Related Fields
  • 3 Full-time Faculty in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • 1 Full-time Lecturer
  • 3 Affiliated Faculty in Participating Departments

Degree Offered

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice

    The B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice is an interdisciplinary program of study designed to prepare you for entry level positions in criminal justice and related fields, especially at the state and federal level, or for advanced study in graduate and professional programs.

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