School of Justice Studies

The School of Justice Studies empowers students to be the next practitioners in today's justice system.

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Academic Programs

The School of Justice Studies offers majors, minors, and joint-degrees for both undergraduate and graduate students. We also offer several professional certificates. Through courses, students get in-depth views of the justice system, including the courts, policing, corrections, forensics, and cybersecurity.

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Justice System Training & Research Institute

Justice System Training & Research Institute provides a resource for applied research and professional development. It encourages the development of critical thinking skills, the use of empirical data, and fosters government, academic, and community partnerships.

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Internship Opportunities

We encourage students to gain invaluable hands-on experience and put their skills to the test at various agencies in the criminal justice field. Past students have interned at the R.I. Department of Corrections, the M.A. State Crime Lab, and Dell SecureWorks.

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Faculty & Staff

Our faculty and staff consists of academic experts and experienced criminal justice system practitioners from around the country. They are involved in all aspects of educating our students and guiding them to program completion and career success.

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Special Programs

We are pleased to present special opportunities and programs through the School of Justice Studies for high school students. We offer introductions to cybersecurity and forensic science taught by RWU faculty and industry experts.

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Cyber Disruptor

Douglas White Program Director Cybersecurity & Networking

Professor Douglas White was one of the earliest pioneers in cybersecurity. Now, almost everyone understands what he’s known all along: cybersecurity is a massive issue.

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