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Criminal Justice

The criminal justice major is one of the largest and fastest growing majors on campus, as well as being one of the most diverse.

Our teaching methods are innovative and designed to meet the needs of today's criminal justice students.  The criminal justice degree can be earned with day or evening classes. Students from  Gateway Technical College in Wisconsin and the College of Lake County in Illinois benefit from convenient transfer and articulation agreements.

The criminal justice program (CRMJ) at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside primarily focuses on the American legal institution.  Criminal justice provides a wide array of topics including policing, the courts, juvenile justice and corrections.  In addition, those interested in a career in corrections, law enforcement, victimology, terrorism and security will find the criminal justice major rewarding and a valuable asset which will contribute to a successful career. 

Criminal Justice Conference Presenters16th Annual Mini-Conference

Criminal Justice internship students spoke at the 16th Annual End-of-the-Year Mini-Conference. Pictured: Criminal Justice Coordinator Louise Loud, Lacey Ebler, Kyle Scott, Michael Giese and Hayley Syring.

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Criminal Justice Graduates 2015 Criminal Justice Graduates 2015 Criminal Justice Graduates 2015

Congratulations to Our Recent Graduates

We wish you continued success as you move forward in your careers.  

Welcome to Our New Faculty

Dr. Tiffiney Cottledge is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, teaching CRMJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice, CRMJ 200 Criminal Justice Research Methods, CRMJ 362 Community Corrections and CRMJ 365 Race, Crime, Law.  Dr. Cottledge joins us from the University of Houston Clear Lake.  She received her B.S. in Criminal Justice and her M.A. in Counseling and her Ph.D. in juvenile justice from Prairie View A&M University.  She began her career as a state parole officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Parole Division.  In addition to her recently published textbook, Delinquency in America.  Her research areas are female gangs, adolescent substance abuse and juvenile sex offenders.  

Dr. Philip Wagner is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, teaching CRMJ 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice and CRMJ 388 Comparative & International Criminal Justice Systems.  Dr. Wagner joins us from Fairmount State University in West Virginia where he received his B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice.  He has a Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  He has volunteered in probation and prison settings and maintains research interests in the intersection of media and crime; for example, use of the internet in public shaming and vigilantism.

Congratulations to Our 2015 Academic Achievement Award Recipients

  • John M. Hansen
  • Saraya C. Kohloff  
  • Adam P. McKnight


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