Emphasis
on “Justice”

Criminal Justice

Developing compassionate leaders

The criminal justice program at Trinity develops competent, compassionate professional practitioners who are well educated, resolute, just, and seasoned with Christian love. Graduates make a difference working within existing systems, but also presenting alternatives that lead to remediation, rehabilitation, and restoration of justice and peace around the world.

Majors

Major

Criminal Justice

The world needs those in the criminal justice system who are compassionate professionals that apply justice to those accused of breaking laws.

Major

Criminal Justice Minor

With a minor in Criminal Justice, you will be trained to be compassionate professionals that apply justice to those accused of breaking laws.

Faculty Focus

Dennis M. Connelly

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice Program Coordinator; Department Chair

A former Chicago police officer, Connelly has taken his 12 years of experiences in the field of justice and transformed them into lessons for his students in the criminal justice program. Connelly has held positions from deputy sheriff to correctional officer to patrol sergeant to gang sergeant, and after sustaining an injury that ended his law enforcement career, Connelly headed back to the classroom as a professor.