Criminal Justice Regalia Color
The Criminal Justice / Criminology academic regalia color is “midnight blue” which is a “dark navy blue".
"Midnight blue" is the official color of the degree of criminal justice / criminology; therefore, it should be used for:
- Mortar Tassels (where custom dictates that the color of the Tassel reflect the degree granted);
- Trim on Master's and Doctoral Hoods (as custom dictates);
- Any other academic regalia/publications where the color of the degree is represented.
"Midnight blue" was chosen because this color symbolizes the following characteristics thought to represent the best in the field of criminal justice/criminology: trustworthy, truthful, professional, official, intelligent, respectable, secure, dignified, and understanding (Source: Jill Morton 1997. Color Voodoo: A Guide to Color Symbolism).