Assessing the quality of doctoral programs in vriminology in the United States

Benjamin Steiner, John Schwartz

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This study assessed the quality of doctoral programs in criminology in the United States by examining publication records of program graduates in select criminology journals. Descriptive information and other measures of quality are also considered alongside the primary findings in an effort to move towards a more comprehensive evaluation of doctoral programs in criminology. Findings revealed that graduates trained at the University of Maryland, State University of New York at Albany, Florida State University, and the University of Cincinnati were the most productive scholars over the period examined here. Discipline-level trends and findings are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-86
Number of pages34
JournalJournal of Criminal Justice Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Law


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