Criminology and Criminal Justice

Preserve, Protect, and Prosper

Keuka College’s Criminology and Criminal Justice major offers you classroom and real-world experience in ethics, law, and social, behavioral, and political sciences. Together, we’ll build a foundation for understanding, explaining, and preventing crime, as well as informing the understanding and enacting of criminal justice policies and practices.

Thanks to research and investigative learning opportunities in both the classroom and the field, you’ll be ready for multifaceted roles in government agencies, courts, law enforcement, and human services.

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Immerse Yourself in the Criminal Justice System

The cornerstone of a Keuka College education is Field Period® — four separate real-world opportunities, one every year, starting with your first year.

Whether in a police station, a courthouse, or an attorney’s office, your four Field Period® experiences will give you the chance to work with criminal justice professionals and explore different professions and career paths while you're still in school.

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Program Overview

Criminology and Criminal Justice Major

Break into the field of crime and social justice, or cement your competitive edge in law enforcement with our B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Our program opens the doors for careers in law enforcement, public and private investigations, corrections, probation, education, law, juvenile services, and intelligence. 
 
Our curricula provide a broad overview of all aspects of the criminal justice system and its three chief components (police, courts, and corrections/community corrections). You’ll also be instructed in ethics, crime theory, juvenile delinquency, and homeland security.

Criminology and Criminal Justice Minor

No matter what your major, a minor in Criminology and Criminal Justice will help prepare you for multifaceted roles in government agencies, courts, law enforcement, and human services. Research and investigative learning opportunities in the classroom and the field will further help prepare you for multifaceted roles in the career of your choice. 

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Direct experience in the field helps you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to use information and technology as crime-fighting tools. In the course of your Field Period® experiences and internships, you’ll gain first-hand experience using analytic tools, criminal information systems, firearm and other training simulations, and accident reconstruction programs.

In addition, many of our students engage in original research, collecting information, and publishing reports for stakeholders. Others use online research to assist their organization with web design and community relations, criminal investigations, and database development.

Dr. Janine Bower

Professor of Criminology/Criminal Justice
Chair, Institutional Review Board

Academic Credentials

Western Michigan University
Ph.D.
Western Michigan University
M.S.
Indiana University at Fort Wayne
B.A.

Dr. Angela Graves

Associate Professor of Political Science

Academic Credentials

Syracuse University
Ph.D.
Central European University
M.A. in Political Science
Babes-Bolyai University
B.A. in Political Science

Biography

Angela G. Graves received her Ph.D. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University in 2011 and is currently an Associate Professor of Political Science. Prior to joining Keuka College, she taught at the University of North Dakota and Idaho State University.

Originally from the Washington D.C. area, Angela moved to Eastern Europe after high school to study post-communist transition firsthand. She received her B.A. (2002) in Political Science from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and went on to Budapest, Hungary to obtain an M.A. (2003) in the same field from Central European University. Although her research is primarily grounded in the field of American Politics, it continues to reflect her international interests by focusing on the new challenges posed by globalization for national institutions such as the U.S. Supreme Court. Angela has presented her work at the American Political Science Association and the Law and Society Association’s annual meetings, and her publications include 2010 and 2013 articles in the Journal of Law, Politics, and Society and a chapter in the 2015 Wiley Handbook of Law and Society.

In addition to teaching, Angela is an Intercultural Coach for Cartus, a corporate relocation firm, and both Tour Guide and Services Ambassador for Experience! The Finger Lakes' Corning office.

Dr. Nicholas Koberstein

Associate Professor of Psychology

Academic Credentials

University of Connecticut
Ph.D.
University of Connecticut
M.S.
Eastern Connecticut State University
B.S.

Dr. Melis Kural

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Academic Credentials

University at Buffalo
Ph.D.
University at Buffalo
M.A. in Sociology
SUNY Geneseo
B.A. in Sociology

Dr. Christopher Leahy

Professor of History

Academic Credentials

Louisiana State University Baton Rouge
Ph.D.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
M.A.
Washington and Jefferson College
B.S.

Dr. David Pak Leon

Associate Professor of Political Science

Academic Credentials

Southwest Minnesota State University
Ph.D.
Southwest Minnesota State University
M.A.
University of Maryland College Park
B.A.

Dr. Jessica MacNamara

Associate Professor of Sociology

Academic Credentials

University at Buffalo
Ph.D.
SUNY Albany
M.A.
SUNY College at Buffalo
B.A.
Finger Lakes Community College
A.A.

Dr. Rich Martin ’05

Division Chair
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Academic Credentials

Regent University
Ph.D.
Boston University
M.S. in Criminal Justice
Keuka College
B.S. in Criminal Justice Systems

Dr. Josh Staley

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Esports Management
Head Coach, Esports

Academic Credentials

Stephen F. Austin State University
Ph.D.
Stephen F. Austin State University
M.A. in Psychology
Stephen F. Austin State University
B.S. in Psychology

Dr. Tom Tremer

Professor of Criminology/Criminal Justice

Academic Credentials

Indiana University Pennsylvania
Ph.D.
Fordham University
M.A.
SUNY Oneonta
B.A.

Contact Information

Dr. Rich Martin ’05

Division Chair

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

(315) 279-5645
rmartin@keuka.edu