Criminal Justice

Judson College students studying criminal justice are informed by a wide range of academic disciplines, including history, law, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Encouraged by their instructors, Judson Criminal Justice students combine theoretical classroom concepts with practical experiences by participating in visits to criminal courts, prosecutor’s offices, juvenile detention facilities, jails, prisons, and police stations, where they can interact with and learn from correctional officers, social workers, prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys, and judges.

In addition to their regular coursework, Judson College students who declare a major or minor in criminal justice participate in internships for academic credit. Our students have earned academic credit by working with district attorneys, criminal defense attorneys, judges, court clerks, county sheriffs, city police officers, and juvenile detention officers.

The Criminal Justice Department sponsors the Beta Rho Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society.  Judson College students who declare a criminal justice major or minor, who complete three full semesters, and who maintain a high grade point average are eligible to apply for membership.

For further information, contact:

Christine Bussey

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Head of the Criminal Justice Department
Chair of the Social Sciences Division
Head of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Advisory Committee