UNT's Criminal Justice Department is research-focused, studying the causes, prevention and control of criminal behavior and delinquency. With a passionate faculty, it's highly productive in its research, adding to UNT's reputation as a Tier 1 Research University. The department's contributions are best known to be about juvenile justice and delinquency.

Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Edited by Professor Chad Trulson

Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice: An Interdisciplinary Journal provides academics and practitioners in juvenile justice and related fields with a resource for publishing current empirical research on programs, policies, and practices in the areas of youth violence and juvenile justice. Emphasis is placed on such topics as serious and violent juvenile offenders, juvenile offender recidivism, institutional violence, and other relevant topics to youth violence and juvenile justice such as risk assessment, psychopathy, self-control, and gang membership, among others. Decided emphasis is placed on empirical research with specific implications relevant to juvenile justice process, policy, and administration.

Interdisciplinary in scope, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice serves a diverse audience of academics and practitioners in the fields of criminal justice, education, psychology, social work, behavior analysis, sociology, law, counseling, public health, and all others with an interest in youth violence and juvenile justice.

Cyber Forensics Lab 

The UNT Cyber Forensics Lab serves law enforcement agencies through technology, research and outreach. The lab has helped local agencies with investigations in several cybercrime-related cases. Currently, the lab is researching skimmers to better determine how they function, how they can be detected and how their use can be prevented.