Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Student Opportunities

Criminal Justice students have completed internships in a variety of fields, including:

  • Alliance Police Department
  • Cambridge Municipal Court
  • Cambridge Police Department 
  • Camp O'Bannon
  • Coshocton County Juvenile Court
  • Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Franklin County Juvenile Probation
  • Genesis Hospital Police Department
  • Guernsey County Juvenile Probation  
  • Iraq Military Police/Security Internship
  • Kosovo Peacekeeping Internship
  • Licking County Sheriff’s Office
  • Licking-Muskingum Community Corrections Institution
  • Logan County Criminal Justice (Multiple agency internship)
  • Marriot Hotels (Loss Prevention)
  • Montpelier Police Department
  • Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office
  • Muskingum University Police Department
  • New Jersey State Police
  • Noble Correctional Institution 
  • North Ridgeville Police Department
  • Ohioans to Stop Executions
  • Ohio State Highway Patrol
  • Parma Justice Center (Police)
  • Personal Placement Services (Background Investigations)
  • Response Victim Assistance
  • Russel’s Point Police Department
  • Somerset County (NJ) Sheriff’s Department
  • Stark County Juvenile Probation Department
  • Summit County Sheriff’s Office
  • Talerico Security
  • United States Federal Probation
  • United States Marshal’s Service
  • Westerville Police Department
  • Zanesville Police Department

Students have the opportunity to work with faculty members on developing their own research or assisting the faculty with theirs. Recent research opportunities for students have included:

  • Presenting co-authored paper (with Professor Parker) at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri (2017).
  • Presenting original paper at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado (2016).
  • Presenting co-author papers (with Professor Parker) at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting in New York, New York (2012).
  • Two students have also completed Muskie Fellowships with Professor Parker researching clemency decisions in Ohio death penalty cases.

The Criminal Justice Program hires a student assistant each year to help with general office tasks. Additionally, the Study Center hires a Criminal Justice student each year to tutor other students.

Professional Activities
Students have traveled to national conferences of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminologists to present their own work or to meet leaders in the field. Additionally, students have attended local and regional professional conferences. The program and the Criminal Justice Association are active in working with criminal justice professionals to meet students and talk about career and internship opportunities.

After Graduation
Our graduates have obtained a wide array of career opportunities, consistent with the liberal-arts nature of the Criminal Justice Program. Our graduates are working as:

  • Law enforcement (local, county, state, federal, and private)
  • Lawyers
  • Correctional officers
  • Probation officers
  • Members of the military
  • Teachers
  • Children’s service workers

Other graduates have decided to enroll in graduate or law school, including attending:

  • Ohio State University 
  • University of Cincinnati 
  • Tiffin University 
  • Valparaiso University
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