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College of Criminology and Criminal Justice Ranked #1 Among Criminology and Criminal Justice Programs

May 27, 2014

Filed Under: Awards, Faculty, Research, Students

College of Criminology and Criminal Justice ranked #1 among all criminology and criminal justice program faculties for faculty research.  A recent article in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education by Professor Gary Kleck and recent College Ph.D. graduate, J.C. Barnes, shows that the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University has the most productive faculty in the United States.

The study counted articles published in refereed scholarly journals from 2005 through 2009 inclusive, for all U.S. criminology and criminal justice programs offering the doctorate. FSU ranked first in the number of articles published, whether the journals were weighted by prestige or not, and ranked first even when the most productive “superstar” was excluded from each program’s article counts. The research is a replication of research covering the 2000-2005 period, and indicates that FSU increased from 7th position in that earlier ranking to first in the most recent ranking. The FSU faculty published 227 refereed articles in 2005-2009 inclusive, compared to just 193 by their nearest competitor. The article was published in March 2011.