Criminal justice

Criminal Justice

Inspiring safety and security to those around us.

Few pursuits in life are more important than those which ensure the safety and security of families, communities, agencies and organizations. And those who feel called to provide that security are characterized by a special kind of courage and commitment to serving others. Those are the kinds of individuals who thrive in Marian’s criminal justice program.



Program Information

Marian University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission .

Mission:

The undergraduate program in Criminal Justice prepares students to be mature, competent and effective leaders in the criminal justice field and its occupational and organizational settings. The program is committed to promoting and developing in students an understanding of criminal justice related politics and law; a working knowledge of best practices in community development aspects of crime prevention; juvenile probation, detention, and residential treatment; problem-oriented community policing; community corrections; adult probation; prison; prisoner reentry and parole. The program promotes and develops in students an understanding of multiple perspectives, conflicting values, and the role of research-based knowledge and critical thinking in the criminal justice field.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will develop and promote in others an appreciation for individual diversity of thought and values.
  • Students will use different levels of critical thinking and research-based practices in decision making activity in the criminal justice field.
  • Students will evaluate situations for appropriate application of criminal justice related policies, procedures, and law.
  • Students will establish best practices in key aspects of crime prevention, problem-oriented community policing, and systems of correction and rehabilitation.
  • Students will develop skills of an effective and competent criminal justice leader.
  • Students will develop effective communication skills in order to complete the essential oral and written documentation of the work in the criminal justice field.

The Program
Comprehensive. That, in a word, describes the Criminal Justice Program at Marian. As a student in this program, you will immerse yourself in the three core segments that comprise the American criminal justice system—law enforcement, correctional institutions and social and juvenile justice. You will benefit from the years of experience our faculty bring – many of whom are currently working in the field of criminal justice – as well as extensive hands-on learning and educational opportunities ranging from research to internship opportunities.

General Education Program: 46–49 University requirements

54 credits as follows:
33 credits:

CRJ 101 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System, 3 cr.
CRJ 102 Constitutional Law, 3 cr.
CRJ 201 Criminal Law, 3 cr.
CRJ 203 Juvenile Law, 3 cr.
CRJ 214 Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice, 3 cr.
or
PSY 210 Statistical Techniques for Research Data Analysis, 3 cr.
CRJ 310 Criminology, 3 cr.
CRJ 325 Corrections, 3 cr.
CRJ 400 Criminal Justice Seminar, 3 cr.
CRJ 420 Race, Gender and Ethnicity, 3 cr.
CRJ 495 Capstone Project in Criminal Justice, 3 cr.
HOS 342 Research Methods, 3 cr.

6 credits from the following:

CRJ 220 Critical Issues in Criminal Justice, 3 cr.
CRJ 312 Crisis Intervention and Management, 3 cr.
CRJ 340 Principles of Judicial Process, 3 cr.
CRJ 350 Principles of Professional Practice, 3 cr.
PHI 320 Philosophy of Law, 3 cr.

15 credits from any the three groupings below:
Criminal Justice Electives

CRJ 204 Special Topics, 1-3 cr.
CRJ 220 Critical Issues in Criminal Justice, 3 cr.*
CRJ 301 Criminal Investigations, 3 cr.
CRJ 302 Criminal Procedures, 3 cr.
CRJ 303 Law Enforcement Administration, 3 cr.
CRJ 304 Rules of Evidence, 3 cr.
CRJ 306 Understanding Gang Formation and Behavior, 3 cr.
CRJ 307 Crimes against Children, 3 cr.
CRJ 312 Crisis Intervention and Management, 3 cr.*
CRJ 340 Principles of Judicial Process, 3 cr.*
CRJ 350 Principles of Professional Practice, 3 cr.*
CRJ 360 Practicum in Research I, 3 cr.
CRJ 362 Practicum in Research II, 3 cr.
CRJ 394 Criminal Justice Field Experience, 3 cr.
CRJ 404 Special Topics, 1-3 cr.
CRJ 414 Independent Study, 1-3 cr.
CRJ 425 Crime Prevention and Community Relations, 3 cr.
CRJ 457 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, 3 cr.

Homeland Security Electives
HOS 204 Special Topics, 1-3 cr.
HOS 394 Homeland Security Field Experience, 3 cr.
HOS 404 Special Topics, 1-3 cr.
HOS 405 Critical Perspectives of Disasters, 3 cr.
HOS 407 Critical Perspectives of Terrorism, 3 cr.
HOS 494 Homeland Security Field Experience, 3 cr.
HSL 201 Introduction to Homeland Security, 3 cr.
HSL 204 Special Topics, 1-3 cr.
HSL 212 Homeland Security Resource Management, 3 cr.
HSL 305 Leadership and Organizational Management, 3 cr.
HSL 313 Emergency Planning, 3 cr.
HSL 350 Administrative Law, 3 cr.
HSL 495 Capstone Project in Homeland Security, 3 cr.

Non-Criminal Justice Electives (maximum of 6 credits)
COM 321 Organizational Behavior and Communication, 3 cr.
ENG 312 Advanced Composition, 3 cr.
HIS 206 History of Terrorism, 3 cr.
HIS 207 History of Crime, 3 cr.
PHI 320 Philosophy of Law, 3 cr.
PSY 211 Abnormal Psychology, 3 cr.
PSY 301 Drugs and Behavior, 3 cr.
PSY 308 Theories of Personality, 3 cr.
PSY 330 Forensic Psychology, 3 cr.
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I, 3 cr.
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II, 3 cr.
SPA 107 Spanish for Law Enforcement I, 3 cr.
SPA 108 Spanish for Law Enforcement II, 3 cr.
SPA 320 The Hispanic Experience in America, 3 cr.
SWK 101 Introduction to Social Work and Human Services, 3 cr.
THE 205 Peacemaking: Multicultural, Interfaith and Dimensions, 3 cr.

17–20 credits:
University electives

*CRJ 220, CRJ 312, CRJ 340, CRJ 350, and PHI 320 are part of the major requirements. Courses not used to fulfill major requirements may be used as electives.

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

As a student in the Criminal Justice Program, you will learn not only from outstanding faculty, but you will strengthen your understanding of professionalism in the criminal justice field. You will enjoy solid professional connections earned through internships with more than a dozen respected law enforcement, corrections and other criminal justice agencies throughout Wisconsin and beyond.

For more information, please contact:

Office of Admission
920.923.7650
admissions@marianuniversity.edu

Alan Johnson, J.D.
Assistant Professor & Chair
Criminal Justice Department
920.923.8782
arjohnson52@marianuniversity.edu

Marian University has established a long-term reputation throughout Wisconsin as a leader in the education of criminal justice professionals. Other Marian program offerings such as Forensic Science and Homeland Security support coursework related to criminal justice.

Admission to university per university standards. For more details regarding this, view Marian's Academic Bulletin.

Criminal justice program video

Inspired to serve the community, students in Marian’s criminal justice program share their stories about how they are working to fill a need in public safety.

Travis Barber recently received a conditional offer from Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Dept. as a Patrol Officer. He earned a B.S. degree with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Homeland Security from Marian University. (‘15)

Kevin Sommer was hired by Washington County Sheriff’s Deptartment as a Patrol Officer and is currently in the FTO process. He earned a B.S. degree with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Homeland Security from Marian University. (‘14)

Rashad Wahab recently accepted a position as a crisis worker with La Casa de Esperanza in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He earned a B.S. degree with a major in Criminal Justice from Marian University. (‘15)

Emily Reiter was recently hired by the Wisconsin State Patrol. She holds a B.S. degree with a major in Criminal Justice from Marian University. (‘13)

Sheila Kucera is employed with the Winnebago County Mental Health Institute. She graduated from Marian with a B.S. degree with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Expressive and Therapeutic Arts. (‘14)

Stephanie Larson is a patrol officer for the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department. She completed her bachelor’s degree from Marian University in Homeland Security with a minor in Criminal Justice. (‘14)

Hans Wagner was hired as an officer by the Waupun Police Department. He earned a B.S. degree with majors in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice from Marian University. (‘14)

Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson, J.D.
Assistant Professor & Chair
Criminal Justice Department
920.923.8782
arjohnson52@marianuniversity.edu

Ron Lewis, M.S.O.L.M.
Instructor
Criminal Justice Department
920.923.8659
RLewis@marianuniversity.edu

Tricia Fauska, M.S.
Part-time per Course Faculty
Criminal Justice Department
920.923.8766
tmfauska02@marianuniversity.edu

Andy Gill 2

Andy Gill, M.A.E.
Instructor
Criminal Justice Department
920.923.8130
ajgill43@marianuniversity.edu

Aaron Goldstein, M.S.
Part-time per Course Faculty & Advisor
Criminal Justice Department
920.923.8747
atgoldstein05@marianuniversity.edu

Tim Manzke, Ph.D.
Part-time per Course Faculty
Criminal Justice Department
920.923.8766
TManzke@marianuniversity.edu


Kyra Schallhorn, M.S.
Part-time per Course Faculty
Criminal Justice Department
920.923.8766
kmschallhorn58@marianuniversity.edu

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Fun Fact

When Marian first opened, the university (then college) had eight faculty and 17 full-time and 25 part-time students (Source: Marian University Archives).

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