MET Cybercrime Investigation Chief Wins National Award for Contribution to Criminology Field

Dr. Kyung-shick Choi, director of Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity (CIC) at Boston University’s Metropolitan College, has won the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Cybercrime’s Outstanding Contribution Award. Nominated by peers from higher education institutions across the country, the award comes in recognition of Dr. Choi’s exceptional commitment to cybercrime investigation mentorship, his vital influence […]

Inspired to Give Back, Steven Akers (MET’94) Names Three MET Offices

Through generous donations to Metropolitan College, alumnus Steven G. Akers (MET’94) has funded the naming of three offices in the BU MET building at 1010 Commonwealth Avenue: The Izabella Temkina Computer Science Chair’s Office The Annie Wilcox Applied Social Sciences Chair’s Office The Mabel A. Akers Administrative Sciences Chair’s Office The Izabella Temkina Computer Science […]

While Bringing Change as Rhode Island City’s First Black Chief of Police, MET Alum Calls Higher Education an Officer’s ‘Most Important Tool’

On January 4, 2021, Anthony Roberson (MET’11) was sworn in as police chief of the Central Falls, Rhode Island police department. It was the culmination of a long journey for the public servant, a believer in the power of positive relationships who is dedicated to leading a culture shift in the Central Falls Police Department […]

Cronin: ‘Unquestionably’ Right Verdict Reached in Chauvin Case, But Urgency of Comprehensive Reform Remains

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, a Minnesota jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder in the second degree, among other charges, for the wrongful death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Video footage of the uniformed, on-duty Chauvin kneeling on the neck of handcuffed Floyd for over nine minutes, captured […]

First Episode of MET Makes Conversation Podcast Tackles ‘Meaningful Change’ in Police Reform

Boston University’s Metropolitan College has entered the world of podcasting. The new show, MET Makes Conversation, is a resource for listeners to hear valuable perspectives on matters of the day via substantive discussions by BU MET faculty and thought leaders. The Movement for Black Lives has in recent years brought greater public attention to calls […]

BU MET Online Programs Advance in U.S. News Rankings, Place in Top 10 For Eighth Year

Over eight years of U.S. News & World Report rankings, BU’s Metropolitan College (MET) has continued to place highly among the nation’s best online graduate programs. This year, despite unprecedented disruptions in 2020, each program has improved in its standing. MET’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice advanced one spot to #2 (out of […]

Criminal Justice Faculty Examine BU Prison Education Program’s Legacy of Social Justice

This past November, MET professors of criminal justice Dr. Mary Ellen Mastrorilli and Dr. Danielle Rousseau were invited to join BU’s Slone Epidemiology Center to lead a midday Brown Bag Seminar focused on MET’s Prison Education Program (PEP), underscoring its legacy as a purposeful effort by BU to champion greater social justice. When activist Elizabeth […]