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.
• 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.
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.
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.
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.