• Criminology and Criminal Justice

    The Criminology and Criminal Justice program at Ohio Dominican provides students with knowledge and skills necessary for success in postgraduate education as well as private and public sector careers in criminal justice, social services and public policy.
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    Why Choose ODU for your Criminology
    and Criminal Justice Degree?

    • A curriculum that provides comprehensive coverage of the criminal justice
      system, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, and juvenile justice
      as well as criminological theory and research methods.
    • A wide variety of courses in a small liberal arts environment.
    • A curriculum that incorporates content areas specified in the Baccalaureate
      Degree Standards of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
    • Students have the opportunity to gain professional experience through
      supervised internships, which are easily accessible because of
      ODU’s location near downtown Columbus.
    • Numerous minors that complement the Criminology and Criminal Justice
      Major, including minors in Nonprofit Management as well as Quantitative
      Methods and Data Management.
    • Ohio Dominican graduates are employed in all sectors of the
      criminal justice system.

    Facts about the Program

    Approximately 60 percent of students who graduated in Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 completed internships and/or independent research projects. Some students completed both.

    Students have the opportunity to conduct independent research and present their research at the Ohio Dominican Undergraduate Research Symposium. Criminology and Criminal Justice majors also have presented research at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Sociological Association.
     

    Faculty Highlights

    Dr. Chenelle Jones

    Dr. Chenelle Jones, Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has presented at national conferences on comparative issues in criminal justice and has conducted several trainings on special topics in criminal justice, including disproportionate minority contact. Her research interests include race and crime, policing, and juvenile justice. 

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    Dr. Sandra Skovron

    Dr. Sandra Skovron, Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, is the author or co-author of articles published in Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Crime and Delinquency, Law and Human Behavior, and other academic journals. Her published research has focused primarily in the areas of public attitudes toward crime and criminal justice policies, and corrections.

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