Our department is composed of faculty members who come from numerous criminal justice fields and are committed to excellence in research, education, and service. Faculty engage students in the research process, as well as service and classroom learning. Doctoral and Master’s students are mentored through the educational experience, and attention is placed on preparing them for success upon graduation. Undergraduate students are exposed to many educational and career opportunities during their studies to guide them in their future endeavors.

Our faculty are actively involved research in the discipline that is both national/international in scope and also assists residents of Arkansas in maintaining a better life. Faculty publish in an array of scholarly journals, as well as writing books, obtaining research grants, and engaging in other scholarly activities. Faculty are active in the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and The Environmental Crime and Crime Analysis Association.

Our faculty maintain close relationships within the community through our commitment to service. While benefiting the community, these relationships also ensure that our students have access to appropriate data for conducting research. Our faculty serve on numerous boards for public and private agencies that are directly responsible crime and justice related activities in our state.