Criminal Justice

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Program Modules


Brescia’s Criminal Justice program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers related to policing, corrections, courts, law, and policy. Students learn about different elements of the criminal justice system, problems impacting crime victims, factors predisposing people to criminality, concerns with surveillance and security, and strategies used to prevent crime. Our students are taught by encouraging professors and, through our service-learning courses, work with our criminal justice community partners to gain valuable hands-on experience.

Criminal Justice students participate actively inside and outside their classrooms through:

  • Hands-on, service-learning opportunities working with local organizations connected to the field of criminal justice.
  • Firsthand research on a variety of different topics from stigma and immigration to gender and policing.
  • International exchange programs at universities such as The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, in Barbados and Stenden University in The Netherlands.
  • The Social Focus Club, a student-run group that provides opportunities to explore social justice initiatives at Brescia and in the London community.

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Steven Kleinknecht, Chair, School of Behavioural & Social Sciences at or 519-432-8353 x28279.


To learn about prerequisites for the Criminal Justice program, please click on the appropriate category below:


Through Brescia’s Criminal Justice program, students move beyond understanding crime simply in terms of victims and offenders. Brescia students study crime as an event, which has broad societal implications locally and globally. Our students acquire an in-depth appreciation of all dimensions of the criminal justice system. Our unique approach to learning and teaching emphasizes not just what our students know, but what they can do with their knowledge and skills, positioning them well for future success.

Download a copy of the Brescia Criminal Justice program brochure

Career Opportunities

Brescia’s Criminal Justice program helps to prepare students for a number of exciting careers in the public and private sectors such as:

  • Border security
  • Child welfare
  • Legal aid
  • Policing
  • Policy analysis.
  • Research
  • Special intelligence and surveillance
  • Youth and adult corrections and courts

Graduate and Professional Programs After Brescia

Honors Criminal Justice students are well prepared to pursue further graduate and professional education in areas such as:

  • Criminal justice
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Law
  • Policy
  • Public administration
  • Social work
  • Sociology


The full-time faculty members are:

The contract faculty members are:

  • Ms. Lesley Bikos
  • Dr. Peter Chimbos
  • Mr. Georgios Fthenos
  • Dr. Jennifer Reynolds
  • Ms. Susan Toth