The status of criminal justice PhD programs in higher education
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Crim. Justice
DOCTORAL PROGRAMS; CRIMINOLOGY; PRESTIGE; QUALITY; DEVIANCE; Criminology & Penology
Criminal justice as an academic discipline has grown and developed remarkably in the last thirty years. Reflection on its current status within academe is an important part of the assessment process for a relatively new discipline. One indication of the acceptance of a new discipline and its integration and legitimacy in higher education is the presence of Ph.D. granting programs. This study reports on some aspects of those program locations and finds them to be small in number and hosted by public institutions. Institutions of higher education that are regarded as highly prestigious in general do not host Ph.D. criminal justice programs, and those academic institutions that host prestigious Ph.D. programs in the social and behavioral sciences do not host a large percentage of the doctoral programs in criminal justice. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd.
Journal of Criminal Justice
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