“The Criminal Justice Program is one of the most engaging and stimulating majors here at Chowan, but it’s fun at the same time. We take real life scenarios and apply them to the things that we have learned, and then the professors get you to solve the "mystery". It was definitely the major for me!”
- Samantha Burgess, graduating Criminal Justice major
Criminal Justice is one of our nation's fastest
growing occupational fields!
Students in Chowan University’s Department of Criminal Justice will learn to evaluate moral and ethical issues they will face everyday in their careers to come, as well as learning to think critically and communicate clearly in the face of diverse challenges.
By combining dynamic courses like:
With real world work experience through internship opportunities in
The Department of Criminal Justice at Chowan University can fully engage your individual interests in criminal investigation, law enforcement, and litigation. Our highly skilled professors use student-centered learning integrated with a Criminal Justice education, strategies in Sociology, and a Pre-Law Program, to prepare all our students for captivating careers in a variety of public service professions.
"One of the major strengths of the Criminal Justice Department is its nurturing atmosphere. The criminal justice faculty maintains good rapport with its current students, as well as, former criminal justice students who have graduated from the university."
Professor Bert Wyatt is also the advisor to the Chowan Criminal Justice Department's Lambda Alpha Epsilon National Criminal Justice Society. He is also the faculty representative from the Criminal Justice Department for the newly formed Chowan Faculty/Staff Association. Professor Wyatt was selected for a second term as a board member with the Choanoke Area Development Association (CADA). He is also the advisor and coordinator to the Chowan University Pre-Law Program. He is a former police officer and was a private investigator for 10 years.
Bert came to work at Chowan University in 2001.
William G. Hinkle
"I enjoy the study of American prisons and prison history."
Martin Luther King Public Service Award, 2004
School Violence, Sage Publications, 2000.
Careers in Criminal Justice, Waveland Press 2000.
Bridewell Prison: 1552-1700, Mellen Press, 2006.
The Decisive Decade in the Establishment of a Reformatory System of Prison Discipline: 1867-1877, Mellen Press, 2012.
The Elmira Reformatory, Arcadia Press, 2014
The Elmira Reformatory: 1878-1900, forthcoming from Mellen Press in 2014.