Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

"The goal is to holistically develop each student by providing a challenging, collaborative, and stimulating environment that cultivates academic curiosity and intellectual maturation."
— Dr. Raphalides

The mission of Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is to provide students with a comprehensive education that skillfully integrates theory and application into a holistic and interdisciplinary course of study that prepares students for graduate and law school, and a host of wide-ranging career opportunities within government, non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, the private sector, and a wide array of social, philanthropic, and public service agencies both domestically and internationally.

The programmatic learning outcomes focus on developing competency in the areas of knowledge and understanding, effective communication, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, ethical and principled behavior, social research, and professional development. In addition to developing these sought after skills sets and competencies, the department focuses on preparing students on securing careers and continuing onto graduate and law school.

Students will have the benefit of a diverse and interdisciplinary faculty with broad range of experiences and specializations. Some of these include criminologists, criminalists, political scientists, forensic psychologists, counsellors, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, federal agents, ambassadors and diplomats, and a wide variety of practicing professionals from local, state, federal, and international agencies.

Student organization. involved in a wide array of social, academic, professional, community-oriented, and philanthropic activities.
Contact Information
Amy Shlosberg, Department Chair
Contact for info about Criminology
Elizabeth Panuccio, Department Deputy Chair
Contact for information about Criminal Justice