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What is crime? What causes it? What should we do about it?
Lakeland College's criminal justice program addresses these questions from both practical and theoretical perspectives and combines the analytical and research skills of sociology with a clear vocational emphasis. In criminal justice classes, students learn details of correctional and law enforcement systems, from police procedures to community relations. Students are asked to think about the nature of criminal behavior and the ways we have chosen as a society to address it.
Courses focus on the measurement of crime, the analysis and prevention of criminal behavior, and the function of the rule of law in society. Students gain the knowledge and problem-solving abilities they need to pursue graduate study or begin a career in probation/parole, law enforcement, corrections, and related areas of our country's expanding criminal justice system.
Students who major in criminal justice will be able to:
understand the structure, function, and history of our criminal justice and judicial systems;
comprehend and employ appropriate and up-to-date methods in various areas of crime prevention and control;
conduct social research appropriate to the field of sociology and criminology, including statistical evaluation of the findings from quantitative measures; and
analyze social and criminological theories and analyze and critique the criminal justice system.
Criminal Justice Faculty
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Dr. Katie Culotta, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, began at Lakeland in 2008. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. Students may be... Read more about Katie Culotta
Richard Lemke, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, began at Lakeland in 2012. He earned his Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati and his MA in Forensic... Read more about Richard Lemke
Alan Mock uses his own diverse interests to help students open doors to new experiences and viewpoints. A member of Lakeland's faculty since 1993, Dr. Mock launched the college's criminal justice... Read more about Alan Mock
Christopher Moore has been a member of Lakeland's faculty since 2006. Dr. Moore's research and teaching focus is at the juncture between sociology and psychology -- specifically, "social... Read more about Christopher Moore