Study the latest developments in criminal justice and gain the skills and knowledge you need to make a difference.

Make a comprehensive study of the criminal justice system, including globalization, cybercrime, technology, criminal justice reform, and serving diverse communities. Within the Criminal Justice Department at Westfield State University, you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of this evolving field – including an analytical awareness of the interconnected role of law enforcement agencies, courts, and corrections institutions. 

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  • Expert faculty with diverse professional experience

  • Local, state, and federal criminal justice internships

  • Small classes and personalized attention

Expert faculty bring their real-world experience to the classroom.

Our criminal justice faculty are committed to educational excellence through personalized attention, interactive engagement, mentorship, and accessibility. The department is led by full-time faculty supported by part-time faculty, offering a diverse range of academic and professional expertise in law enforcement, homeland security, corrections and rehabilitation, religious extremism, courts, criminal law, juvenile justice, gangs, multinational crime, crime mapping, and more.

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Get student support from start to finish.

Experience comprehensive support at the Center for Student Success and Engagement. Whether you're navigating the college transition, seeking academic advice, honing study strategies, or accessing various resources, our dedicated programs are ready to assist you.

Criminal justice studies grounded in real-world knowledge and experience.

We aim to empower our students not only with knowledge but also with the skills and values necessary to excel in the complex and evolving field of criminal justice. Throughout your criminal justice studies, you’ll gain real-world experience and build valuable connections in the criminal justice field – so you can graduate ready to succeed in this constantly changing industry.

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Please reach out with any questions you have about the Criminal Justice Department. We are happy to connect with you one-on-one.

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Dr. Kimberly Tobin
Acting Chair – Criminal Justice Department 
Scanlon Hall, 312

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Criminal Justice Department