College of Criminology & Criminal Justice ranked No. 1 in published research

Thomas Blomberg
Thomas Blomberg, dean of the College of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Florida State.

The faculty of Florida State University’s College of Criminology & Criminal Justice leads the nation in producing articles published in top journals, according to a recent study by the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

The college’s faculty ranked No. 1 in productivity with more articles published in the top eight peer-reviewed journals than any other criminology or criminal justice program in the country.

“We know we have some of the most talented and intellectually engaged faculty members in the classroom,” said Thomas Blomberg, dean of the College of Criminology & Criminal Justice. “But this study reiterates that our faculty continue to be among the most prolific and significant scholars in the nation.”

This is not the first time Florida State’s College of Criminology & Criminal Justice faculty received a top ranking for productivity. The college also ranked No. 1 in a similar study conducted between 2005 through 2009.

The most recent study showed that the college’s faculty authored 87 articles in the top eight journals between 2010 and 2014 — eight more articles than second-place Arizona State and 14 more articles than No. 3 ranked Missouri-St. Louis. Maryland (73) and Rutgers (65) rounded out the top five.

The significance of the research goes deeper than the numbers. According to the study, article productivity is one of the most important indicators of an intellectually engaged faculty, which contributes to more effective graduate education, research and training.

The college’s graduate program also is nationally recognized. U.S. News & World Report ranks it No. 7 in the nation, while the online graduate program is No. 5.