Department of SOC/ANT/CRJ - Criminal Justice
Criminal justice is organized society's way of maintaining social control through law enforcement, criminal courts, and correctional agencies. The criminal justice major at the University of Michigan-Flint is designed to critically examine this system by emphasizing its historical context, utilizing social science data in its study, and stressing the preservation of human rights and the implications of social inequity within our society. The major goes beyond mere technical training for criminal justice professionals and educates students within a liberal arts tradition. The criminal justice program at the University of Michigan-Flint delivers a well-rounded education and enhances critical thinking and communication skills.
Graduates from the criminal justice program leave the university prepared to further their education by attending graduate school or law school. Students are also prepared to assume leadership positions in both the public and private sectors. Criminal justice graduate can pursue such careers as community service coordinators, court clerks, court reporters, criminologists, drug enforcement agents, environmental conservation officers, fish and game wardens, investigators, inspectors, juvenile court counselors, police officers, probation and parole officers, substance abuse counselors, CIA or FBI agents, US customs agents, US marshals and victim services specialists.
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Roy C. Barnes, Dr. Larry Koch, Dr. Joan Mars, Dr. Diane Schaefer, Dr. Kathryn Schellenberg, Dr. Charles B. Thomas, Dr. Kenneth J. Litwin