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UC Criminal Justice Ranked #1

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Uploaded on Sep 16, 2010

Journal Study affirms CJ's #1 ranking

The UC School of Criminal Justice has been named the top-ranked doctoral program among its peers, based on a study in the 2010 Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice.

The study assessed three decades of criminology research, performing a "meta-analysis" of previous scholarly rankings based on measures of faculty productivity, citations, and peer reviews. The comprehensive review affirms UC's position at the top of the list.

Authors Jaya Davis and Jon Sorenson found that the top-ranked criminal justice and criminology programs remained stable across all studies. As the authors state, "Having reviewed prior studies, the top three programs come as no surprise, with University of Cincinnati taking first, University at Albany in second, and University of Maryland in third. These universities have performed well in recent studies, but the top slot often shifts according to the particular of the measurement utilized."

According to the paper, Cincinnati "increased their leading edge over many programs" based on faculty productivity data, though noted that University of Florida also scored high in this category.

The study further reinforces more than a decade of national rankings and reviews for the School. Ranked in the top three among graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report, Criminal Justice has also earned recognition in recent years for its research and award-winning.

This school year, Criminal Justice celebrates the 20th anniversary of its doctoral program with a celebration planned for alumni in May 2011.

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