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Experiential Education

The criminology and criminal justice department has had a long tradition in encouraging experiential learning. Each faculty member attempts to include an experiential learning component in every class taught.

In the Introduction to Victimology class, students are required to satisfy a service learning component by developing a creative and informative presentation on date rape, child abuse, dating violence, or bullying. Students, working in groups of five to seven students, create and present the programs to educate, inform and prevent date rape, child abuse, dating violence and bullying for the children held in the Hillsborough County Juvenile Detention Center.
Education Abroad Financial Award for Criminology and Criminal Justice Students: The Philip Quinn student education abroad award has been established to financially assist one criminology student per year to participate in a travel course. Learn more.

Field trips are offered  in a number of criminology courses where students visit jails, prisons and mental health facilities. Courses such as CRM 323 and CRM 427 visit the Florida State Prison for tours of death row, while CRM 310 students often visits state mental health facilities.