2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 16, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice

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Chair: David L. Myers, Ph.D.
Assistant Chair: Anne Kringen, Ph.D.

Professors Emeriti: Thomas A. Johnson, D.Crim., University of California, Berkeley; Lynn Hunt Monahan, Ph.D., University of Oregon; Gerald D. Robin, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Professors: Mario T. Gaboury, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, J.D., Georgetown University; David L. Myers, Ph.D. University of Maryland; Fadia Narchet, Ph.D., Florida International University; William M. Norton, Ph.D., Florida State University, J.D., University of Connecticut; Christopher M. Sedelmaier, Ph.D., Rutgers University, William L. Tafoya, Ph.D., University of Maryland

Associate Professors: James J. Cassidy, Ph.D., Hahnemann University Graduate School, J.D., Villanova School of Law; Kendell Coker, Ph.D., Nova Southern University, J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law; Danielle T. Cooper, Ph.D., University of Florida; John DeCarlo, Ph.D., John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Leila Dutton, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island; Michael P. Lawlor, J.D., George Washington University; Daniel Mabrey, Ph.D., Sam Houston State University; Martin J. O'Connor, J.D., University of Connecticut, M.Div., Yale Divinity School; David A. Schroeder, Ph.D., City University of New York - John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Richard Spano, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany; Maria Tcherni, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany; Tracey L. Tamborra, Ph.D., City University of New York - John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Assistant Professors: Kevin Barnes-Ceeney, Ph.D., City University of New York - John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Jonathan Kringen, Ph.D., Texas State University; Anne Kringen, Ph.D., Texas State University; David Lambert, Ph.D., Northeastern University; Vesna Markovic, Ph.D., Sam Houston State University; Mirlinda Ndrecka, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; Brian T. Smith, Ph.D., Rutgers University; Kento Yasuhara, Ph.D., Drexel University

Practitioners-in-Residence: Russell S. Dalrymple, J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Judith R. Dicine, J.D., Quinnipiac University; Ernest W. Dorling, M.P.A., Troy State University; The Honorable Martin Looney, J.D., University of Connecticut

Distinguished Lecturer: David W. Webb, Ph.D., Sam Houston State University

Senior Lecturers: Michael J. Clark, M.A., Seton Hall University; William H. Carbone, M.P.A., University of New Haven

Lecturers: Kenneth Gray, M.P.S., University of Connecticut; Daniel Maxwell, M.S., M.P.A., University of New Haven; Maria Torre, M.S. University of New Haven

The Criminal Justice program at the University of New Haven provides students with a comprehensive and professional understanding of crime and the administration of justice. The goal of the program is to prepare students for professional careers in criminal justice, public service, and social service organizations, as well as for future study in graduate and professional fields. The program meets these goals through its highly qualified full-time faculty, who both teach and conduct research in the field. The full-time faculty members are supported by part-time faculty members drawn from the professional community who teach specialized courses in their areas of expertise.

The Criminal Justice program of study follows the University's mission to provide engaged learning opportunities, including the utilization of internships, service learning, and individual student research learning opportunities. Through this engaged learning model, students develop an understanding of both theoretical and practical issues of crime and the administration of justice.

A full range of career opportunities is available in criminal justice at all levels of government and within the private sector. Because of its interdisciplinary approach, combined with the University's engaged learning commitment, the study of criminal justice fills the needs of students seeking careers in teaching, research, and law, and the needs of criminal justice professionals seeking academic and professional advancement.

The Department offers courses from the associate to the doctoral level, as well as certificates.

Undergraduate criminal justice concentrations in law enforcement, corrections, crime analysis, investigative services, juvenile and family justice, forensic psychology, international justice and security, and victim services administration are available in the criminal justice program.

National Criminal Justice Honor Society

Alpha Tau is the local chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Alpha Tau's purpose is to recognize and promote academic excellence among undergraduate and graduate students. The local chapter was formed in 1998 and embraces the full spectrum of students from criminal justice, forensic science, national security studies, and legal studies.

Undergraduate students who have completed 60 credits and at least four criminal justice or related field courses and who have at least a 3.5 cumulative G.P.A. are eligible for membership.

The Criminal Justice Club

The American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA) is a national professional and pre-professional organization with goals that include improved technology, training, and service for the benefit of the criminal justice system. UNH's local student chapter of ACJA is the Psi Omega chapter. This club offers students a variety of activities including community service as well as the opportunity to meet and work with practitioners in the field. Students also meet others with similar interests and are eligible to participate in regional and national programs and activities.

The Victimology Club

The Victimology Club promotes victims' rights through volunteer work, fundraising, community service events, and fieldwork.  The goal of the club is to educate the public, eliminate discrimination, and promote awareness of victims' rights.

Cooperative Education Program

The Department participates in the cooperative education program, which enables students to combine their education with practical, paid work experience in their career field. For further details see "Office of Internships and Employer Relations  " which appears earlier in this catalog, or contact the co-op coordinator in The Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences.

Criminal Justice Certificates

Adviser:  John DeCarlo, Ph.D.

The Department offers certificates in crime analysis, law enforcement science, and victim services. Students must complete 12-18 credits of required courses to earn a certificate. Credits earned for a certificate may be applied toward the requirements for a degree program at a later date.

A student must successfully complete all required courses as outlined below with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 to be awarded the certificate.

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