School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Security
Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Security at USM
Welcome to the School of Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Security at The University of Southern Mississippi. In existence since the mid-1970’s, we are home to more than 500 students who have selected criminal justice or forensic science as their academic major. Criminal justice and forensic science are exciting fields of study offering our students contemporary, competitive and challenging educational opportunities. We are committed to offering our students an educational experience which will prepare them for careers in federal, state and local justice agencies, graduate school or professional education such as law school.
We offer distinctive programs in criminal justice and forensic science designed to equip our students with the foundation necessary to excel within the modern justice system and utilize the latest technology in forensic science.
in external research funding awarded to our faculty
by our faculty including books, peer-reviewed manuscripts
at regional, national and international conferences
Our faculty are prominent scholars in their respective fields engaged in cutting-edge research which examines crime, issues in law enforcement and policing, the latest security technology to promote safety in sports and entertainment venues, and the use of forensic science to solve crime.