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
- Mission Statement of the School, 1980-1997
- Genesis and Early History of Criminal Justice Studies at Michigan State University by A. F. Brandstatter
(Paper presented at the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, October 11-13, 1989)
- The History of the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University 1935-1963 by Wilbur Lewis Rykert
(Masters Thesis 1985).
- The School of Criminal Justice: The Making of Super-sleuths in Olds Hall by Robert Bao
(MSU Alumni Magazine, March 1974)
- The School of Criminal Justice – 50th Anniversary Jubilee, Author Unknown
- Michigan State’s School of Criminal Justice Celebrates 50th Anniversary by Robert C. Trojanowicz
(The Police Chief, August 1985)
- MSU by Alan Harman
(Law and Order Magazine, March 1988)
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