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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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      Seven undergraduate students in the MSU School of Criminal Justice, who serve as student leaders of two of our student organizations, were recently afforded an exciting opportunity to... More

  • Dr. Nalla wins Gerhard O.W. Mueller Award

    Dr. Mahesh Nalla will be presented with the prestigious Gerhard O.W. Mueller Award at the 2019 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences meeting in March. The Gerhard O.W. Mueller Award... More

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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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