Our comprehensive Criminal Justice major will help you explore the world, cultivate knowledge and skills through evaluation and critical inquiry, and prepare for careers and graduate-level education incriminal justice. Our graduates become successful lawyers, police officers, justice reformers, criminologists, and more.
“My experience at Arcadia shaped my future. I studied abroad in the U.K. twice, and am now completing my Master of Research at the University of Glasgow. The opportunities I was given to conduct research or teach alongside my professors and mentors helped me realize that I wanted to be an academic. Knowing that I can do what I love as a career is a huge relief, and I can thank the Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Department for that.”
Now completing her Doctor of Law at Penn State University, Murtha oversees the production and publication of the Dickinson Law Review as editor-in-chief. At Arcadia, she served as the 2019 Honors Convocation speaker and presented “Being Ignored: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of the Exonerated” at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education (SEPCHE) Honors Conference.
“Almost every step of my life has been influenced by my time at Arcadia. I knew that I wanted to work in corrections after taking the Inside Out course. Before I graduated, I was working full time in a prison, and now, I currently work in the treatment department of a work release. Arcadia also instilled a sense of social justice in me, leading me to organize an ongoing book collection to start or supplement libraries at multiple prisons and work releases in Pennsylvania.”