Criminology & Deviance

The graduate program in the Department of Sociology at Kent State University offers a specialization in Criminology & Deviance. Faculty interests within these fields include:

  • Minorities in crime and justice and women in crime and justice
  • Theories of crime and deviance
  • Police administration and police community relations
  • Violence and criminality, including in family contexts
  • Correctional institutions
  • Intellectual property crimes
  • Substance abuse and illegal drug sales
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Victimology

The department offers numerous courses in criminology and deviance, including: Crime and Inequality; Deviant Behavior; Family Violence; Women and Crime; and Violence and Victims.