Courses relevant to criminal justice policy and management are offered at the Harvard Kennedy School as well as other Harvard schools.

Faculty and research staff of the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management (PCJ) have been engaged in a variety of research efforts, which include:

  • The Boston Ceasefire project and a similar problem-solving project in San Francisco and Oakland;
  • An analysis of illicit firearms markets in Boston; case studies of successful relationships between communities and police;
  • Case studies of how police departments have managed the strategic change to community policing;
  • The impact of crime on development in developing countries;
  • Executive Sessions on Public Defense, Policing, Human Rights Commissions, and State Courts.

Materials and findings from these research projects are often included in class discussions.

Prospective Students

The PCJ is a research program - not a degree program