Edinboro University’s Department of Criminal Justice, Anthropology, and Forensic Studies seeks to empower students as outstanding citizens and leaders by promoting creative and critical thinking, self-growth, empathy and moral responsibility toward others, and an enduring respect for knowledge and its practical applications. The Department is distinguished by outstanding faculty members who possess wide-ranging expertise in policing, corrections and criminology, as well as real-world experience as forensic scientists, criminal investigators, probation officers and anthropologists. The Department endeavors to create a synergy between academic disciplines by harnessing the fundamentals of the social sciences: the scientific method, theoretically and methodically sound research and the dissemination of research to academic communities and to the broader public for the greater good of society. Graduates of the department possess a broad spectrum of research, analytical, and communication skills, as well as in-depth knowledge of their major. Students will also develop an appreciation for interdisciplinary endeavors and life-long learning.