Welcome to GVSU School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies.  As part of the College of Education and Community Innovation 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 Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies offers undergraduate degree programs in criminology, 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 Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies 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.



Events

JUVENILE JUSTICE VISION 20/20 & MJI - FREE 2021 FALL TRAINING VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

October 28, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 is excited to offer a FREE virtual conference, in partnership with the Michigan Judicial Institute, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Kids...

JUVENILE JUSTICE VISION 20/20 & MJI - FREE 2021 FALL TRAINING VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

October 28, 2021 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Juvenile Justice Vision 20/20 is excited to offer a FREE virtual conference, in partnership with the Michigan Judicial Institute, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Kids...

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Spotlights

KAYLA BATES, '18 & '20, RECEIVES AWARDS AND MORE Spotlight

KAYLA BATES, '18 & '20, RECEIVES AWARDS AND MORE

Class of 2020 graduate, Kayla Bates, has set her goals high

Grand Rapids Police Chief builds career on relationships Spotlight

Grand Rapids Police Chief builds career on relationships

Eric Payne had a series of influencers in his life before that term was trendy. Payne `86 is chief of police for the Grand Rapids Police Department. He was sworn-in as the city's first African American police chief in late July after a national search

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News

Lead Tutor Recruitment Application

Lead Tutor Recruitment Application

GVSU K-12 Connect is hiring Grand Valley students for K-12 virtual tutor positions this fall.

Aug 18, 2021

GVSU POLICE ACADEMY HOLDS 47TH GRADUATION CEREMONY

GVSU POLICE ACADEMY HOLDS 47TH GRADUATION CEREMONY

Grand Valley State University Police Academy Summer Class of 2021

Aug 12, 2021

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