Dr. Caryn Horwitz


                                          School of Justice

Caryn Horwitz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Justice
Phone: 305-237-1731

North Campus
Room 9114
11380 NW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33167

 For those who don't like dogs, we have some hard-working cats below....


The links below are for the various courses that I teach at MDC.  All courses being taught this current semester are highlighted in RED.


Communications   Info/Communications
Crime and the Media   Info/Crime and the Media
Criminal Justice Administration Day Info/Criminal Justice Administration
Criminal Justice Administration Evening Info/Criminal Justice Administration
Drugs and Crime Day Info/Drugs and Crime
Drugs and Crime Weekend Info/Drugs and Crime
Introduction to Criminology   Info/Introduction to Criminology
Juvenile Delinquency   Info/Juvenile Delinquency
Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Crime   Info/Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Crime
Research Methods Evening Info/Research Methods
Victimology Day Info/Victimology
Victimology Evening Info/Victimology
Monday 7:00 am - 8:10 am, 11:05 am - 11:15 am, 12:40 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday 4:10 pm - 5:40 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 2:20 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:10 am, 11:05 am - 11:15 am, 12:40 pm - 2:20 pm
Additonal By Appointment

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 1986

M.Phil., Criminology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 1978

M.A., Criminal Justice, State University of New York, Albany, NY, 1977

B.A., History, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1976


I believe that every student has the potential to make a difference in society and that it is the job of the instructor to guide them. In fact, the more difficult the student - the greater reward. If all else fails, however, send them to Swamp School.

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Students often want to know a little bit about their teacher so here is some information I thought might interest you.

 I was born and raised in New Jersey, but since I went away to college at the age of 17, I have lived in many different states:  California, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and now Florida!  I have lived in many major cities:  Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.  I have visited and spent time in almost all major American cities except I have never visited any cities in Alaska or Hawaii.  I just came to Florida about two years ago, so I still have a lot to discover about the Sunshine State.

I love to travel.  I studied in England for a year, lived in Mexico for a summer, traveled throughout Egypt for a few weeks, visited Australia for a month, and worked in several different cities in Canada for  weeks at a time.  I have also visited many major European cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, London, Madrid, Munich, Paris, Rome, Vienna, and Zurich.

 I have four college degrees:  B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania, M.A. in Criminal Justice from State University of New York, Albany, M.Phil. in Criminology from University of Cambridge, England, and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Delaware.  Obviously I love school, and I am a strong believer in getting a college education and beyond.

 I have always been interested in Crime and Social Justice.  Ever since I watched “Perry Mason” on TV when I was five years old and saw “To Kill A Mockingbird” when I was also a youngster, my fascination and curiosity never stopped.  When I was younger, I thought perhaps I would be a lawyer and /or a police officer.  But since there were few models for women as police, I always thought I would end up as a lawyer.  Also, I was too much of a chicken to actually be a police officer.  But I also hated the formality of the courtroom so I did not think lawyering would suit me best, either.  Then somehow along the way in college, I discovered you could actually study Criminology as a discipline and realized that is where I wanted to put my energy and career.  I also realized how much I loved being involved in a college community.  And then my moment came together:  I could become a college professor of  Crime and Justice.  And luckily I am here now doing exactly what I love doing!

Oh, and I love dolphins.  For you sport fans, as you can see from the pictures at the left, I am not only referring to football.  Sorry.  But yes, I do love football and I am a fan of both the Dolphins and those really tall people from New York...Go Giants!



      Service Learning

      Material and Financial Benefits

      MDC North Library


      New York Times

      National Public Radio

     and for Really Important News...

      The National Enquirer


      American Society of Criminology

      Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

      APA Format Resources

      Library Resources for Crime and Justice