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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

COMBINE THEORY & PRACTICE TO LEAD AND SERVE.

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As a Criminal Justice major at Norwich, you’ll develop a broad understanding of crime, criminal law, criminal-justice procedures, and the sociocultural environment in which human behavior occurs.

Exceptional faculty, guest lecturers, and field trips showcase the interdependence between theory, research-based knowledge, and practice.

We cultivate a commitment to the principles of justice, ethics, and public service in our students, as well as the necessary leadership skills to become federal agents, lawyers, foreign-service officers, police officers, and game wardens.

You’ll gain hands-on experience and real-world knowledge through internships with court, correctional, and law-enforcement agencies and receive career counseling and pre-law advising. Many courses incorporate case analyses, police and court observation, simulations and guest lectures by judges, lawyers, correction commissioners, and lawmakers. Internships and work-study opportunities are also available at the Vermont Center for Justice Research.

Further opportunities to extend classroom learning can be found in student clubs, such as the Alpha Phi Sigma honor society and the Criminal Justice Student Association, and through study abroad. We also offer a Criminal Justice minor and specialty minors in Transnational Crime and Cyber Crime and Computer Forensics.

Meet Our Criminal Justice Faculty

  • Elizabeth Gurian

    Elizabeth Gurian

    “I teach because I want to develop students' curiosity and understanding of criminal justice. It's important to look beyond the textbooks to explore these topics more thoroughly.” Read More
  • W. Travis Morris

    W. Travis Morris

    “My research is on violent extremism and terrorism. I'm fascinated by how ideas change populations, how ideas can be created and then people can use them as weapons.” Read More
  • Stephanie Maass

    Stephanie Maass

    “The criminal justice system is often bleakly portrayed as a broken system plagued with corruption and high recidivism rates. I look at the system and I see potential.” Read More
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School of Justice Studies and Sociology (SJSS)

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    The wheels on the vans go ’round and ’round, for internships bound

    Vermont Labor Department grant-funded Career Cab program gets student interns to job sites Thanks to a Vermont Labor Department grant and Career and Internship Center Assistant Director Jim Graves’ efforts, internship-bound students at Norwich will have a ticket to ride. Read More
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