Welcome to the GVSU School of Criminal Justice.  As part of the College of Community and Public Service at Grand Valley State University we are focused on increasing the understanding of justice based issues for students, practitioners, policymakers and community members.  The School of Criminal Justice offers undergraduate degree programs in criminal justice and legal studies; graduate degree in criminal justice; special certification program in our police academy and military basic training academy; paralegal studies certificate.  

The School of Criminal Justice faculty consists of full-time faculty and part-time adjunct faculty members providing local, regional, national, and global perspectives of  crime and justice issues in the classroom and through their scholarship.


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Events

JC Penney Suit Up Event

March 24, 2019 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Shop JC Penney @ Rivertown Crossing on Sunday, March 24 starting at 6:30 p.m.  Receive an extra 40% off (student ID required for special discount card) select men's and women's career...

CJSA Presents: Those Who Protect Us 2019

March 30, 2019 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This fun interactive activity will allow kids a chance to engage with local first-responder and law enforcement agencies.  View this flyer for information.

Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 June Training Event

June 20, 2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Please save the date for the 2019 Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 June Training Event!  More information will be posted as it is available.  Contact jjvision2020@gvsu.edu with questions. Thank...

Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 June Training Event

June 21, 2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Please save the date for the 2019 Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 June Training Event!  More information will be posted as it is available.  Contact jjvision2020@gvsu.edu with questions. Thank...

Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 Fall Training Event

October 24, 2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Please save the date for the 2019 Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 Fall Training Event!  More information will be posted as it is available.  Contact jjvision2020@gvsu.edu with questions! Thank...

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News

Dr. Patrick Gerkin

February 14, 2019

Dr. Patrick Gerkin receives Pew Teaching Excellence Award at 12th Annual Faculty Awards Convocation

FBI Collegiate Academy - Huge Success!

January 31, 2019

About 180 Grand Valley students had the opportunity to interact with FBI agents during the 2019 FBI Collegiate Academy January 25.

Kimberly Koster, B.S. '95, New Wyoming Public Safety Director

April 19, 2018

The first women Chief of Police for Wyoming, Captain Kimberly Koster, a '95 alumna of the GVSU Criminal Justice Program

Dashay Berry-Purnell - Student Scholars Day

April 11, 2018

School of Criminal Justice Graduate Assistant Dashay Berry-Purnell presents at Student Scholars Day.

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Spotlights

Dr. Jaclyn Cwick - The Inside Out Prison Exchange Program

This month's #CCPSCommunityConnections segment on The WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin featured Dr. Jaclyn Cwick, assistant professor in the School of Criminal Justice at #GVSU.

Rob Howard

"The professors that I interacted with had a lot of experience and they had a lot of knowledge in the classroom as well. That really inspired me to come back and it also inspired me for the work I'm doing." - Rob Howard, Criminal justice graduate student

Christina Ledezma, Criminal Justice - Outstanding Master's Thesis

Congratulations to Christina for receiving the Graduate Dean's Citation for Outstanding Master's Thesis - Winter 2018!

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