The Department of Criminal Justice at FIU employs full-time and affiliated faculty. Our faculty hold terminal degrees in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, law, and related fields. Full time faculty have extensive publication records are are experts in the field of criminal justice. Our affiliated faculty are criminal justice practitioners employed in leadership positions throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. They bring their practical experience to the classroom, which provides our student with a more balanced perspective of the criminal justice system. The Department of Criminal Justice also employs undergraduate and graduate advisors to assist students with their academic planning. We also have three full time staff to assist faculty, advisors, and students and a number of work study students, teaching and research assistants.