MSU Criminal Justice

College of Social Sciences



The School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University combines a legacy of leadership in criminal justice with cutting-edge research and education programs addressing the most pressing problems facing society. Whether you are a current or prospective student, a potential research collaborator, a proud alum, or a professional seeking to address a real-world problem, we invite you to learn more about these exciting research, education, and engagement activities.

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  • The Even Darker Side of the Dark Web

    Dr. Thomas Holt and Mikaela Wallin recently published their study on the firearms trade on the Dark Web. Little is known about the firearms trade on the Dark Web... More

  • McGarrell Receives College Award

    School of Criminal Justice Professor Dr. Ed McGarrell was announced as the recipient of the College of Social Science Faculty Research Award. The award is granted to faculty who... More

  • 6th Annual Conference on Cybercrime

    The 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Cybercrime came to a close on Tuesday. During the two day conference participants engaged with over 20 experts and industry leaders. Topics discussed... More

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Upcoming Events

  • Tournament of Friendship

    July 19, 2019, 8:00 a.m.

    The Tournament of Friendship golf outing is held on July 19, 2019 at the Wheatfield Valley Golf Course in... More

  • School of Staff and Command 2020

    January 1, 2020, 8:00 a.m.

    January 1 – June 12, 2020 This Michigan focused 400-hour problem-based course is learner driven through utilization of relevant,... More

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Faculty Profile

Phillip Schertzing

Dr. Schertzing is what some would call a Renaissance Man; earning multiple degrees, a career spanning 41 years, an avid historian, volunteer, and world traveler.

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