Chair: Mario T. Gaboury, Ph.D., J.D.
Professors Emeriti: Thomas A. Johnson, D.Crim., University of California, Berkeley; David A. Maxwell, J.D., University of Miami, CPP; L. Craig Parker, Jr., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Gerald D. Robin, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Professors: Mario T. Gaboury, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, J.D., Georgetown University; Lynn Hunt Monahan, Ph.D., University of Oregon; William M. Norton, Ph.D., Florida State University, J.D., University of Connecticut; 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; Robert D. Keppel, Ph.D., University of Washington; Michael P. Lawlor, J.D., George Washington University, Connecticut State Representative; James O. Matschulat, M.B.A., St. John’s University; James Monahan, Ph.D., Florida State University; Donna Decker Morris, J.D., Yale University; Martin J. O’Connor, J.D., University of Connecticut, M.Div., Yale Divinity School; Christopher M. Sedelmaier, Ph.D., Rutgers University
Assistant Professors: Katherine M. Brown, Ph.D., Sam Houston State University; Leila Dutton, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island; Charles Lieberman, Ph.D., City University of New York – John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Daniel Mabrey, Ph.D., Sam Houston State University; Fadia Narchet, Ph.D., Florida International University; David A. Schroeder, Ph.D., City University of New York – John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Tracy L. Tamborra, Ph.D., City University of New York – John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Practitioners-in-Residence: William H. Carbone, M.P.A., University of New Haven, Executive Director, Judicial Branch, Court Support Services Division, State of Connecticut; The Honorable Martin Looney, J.D., University of Connecticut
Senior Lecturer: Ernest W. Dorling, M.P.A., Troy State University, European Campus
Lecturer: Daniel Maxwell, M.S., M.P.A., University of New Haven
Clinical Instructor: Joseph R. Polio, M.S., University of New Haven
Coordinator of Corrections:
Lynn Hunt Monahan, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Crime Analysis:
Christopher M. Sedelmaier, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Forensic Psychology:
Fadia M. Narchet, Ph.D.
Coordinator of International Justice and Security:
James Monahan, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Investigative Services:
David A. Schroeder, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Juvenile and Family Justice:
Lynn Hunt Monahan, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Law Enforcement Administration:
William M. Norton, Ph.D., J.D.
Coordinator of Victim Services Administration:
Tracy L. Tamborra, Ph.D.
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 master’s level, as well as certificates. Complete information about the master of science degree in criminal justice is available in the Graduate School Catalog.
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.
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.
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 criminal justice students from criminal justice and forensic science to pre-law and the related social sciences.
Undergraduate students who have completed 60 credits and at least four criminal justice courses and who have at least a 3.5 cumulative G.P.A. are eligible for membership. Graduate students who have a 3.5 cumulative G.P.A. and who have completed at least 12 credits of graduate work, or 9 credits of graduate work and at least 3 additional undergraduate credits, are eligible for membership.
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: Mario Gaboury, Ph.D., J.D.
The Department offers certificates in crime analysis, law enforcement science, private security, 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.