on “Justice”

Criminal Justice

Developing compassionate leaders

The criminal justice program at Trinity develops 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.

Choosing to earn your criminal justice degree at Trinity means you’ll benefit from being on our campus just outside Chicago. Being close to a big city means you can experience all the cultural and career opportunities that come with it. Financial aid opportunities are available for those who qualify. To begin the enrollment process today, click here.



Department Chair

Dr. Dennis M. Connelly

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice Program Coordinator; Department Chair
Phone: 708.293.4564    Email: dennis.connelly@trnty.edu

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.