School History

The School of Criminal Justice was founded in 1935 as the School of Public Administration and Public Safety. The School has maintained its leadership in police education and research, as well as expanding its scholarly attention to criminal justice, forensics, security, and emerging crime and justice issues.

The following list of articles provides a variety of perspectives on the history and growth of the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Copyright issues keep us from providing the full text of some of these. We have, however, provided abstracts in those instances

We invite your memories, historical recollections, photos, articles, etc., and will include them here.  Please contact Tresa Beardslee or 517-355-2322.