Criminal Justice

Why study Criminal Justice at Dominican College?

The major in Criminal Justice will provide you with an understanding of the criminal justice system and the nature of crime.

The Criminal Justice curriculum:

  • Demonstrates knowledge in criminological theories, methods, techniques, and principles related to the study and practice of criminal justice.
  • Identifies and compares traditional methods of prevention, treatment to current alternatives to incarceration, and cross-cultural approaches to crime and prevention.
  • Recognizes trends in crime, criminal behavior, victimization, terrorism, and homeland security.



The major in Criminal Justice is specifically designed to provide students with an understanding of the criminal justice system, the nature of crime and the interactive roles of the individual and the society in the commission, restraint, and the prevention of crime.

  • The 120 credit program may be completed in 4 years.
  • In addition to the robust selection of elective and related courses, Criminal Justice Majors complete a full semester internship, gaining practical experience in a desired field or area of interest (internships have included the Public Defenders’ Office, the County Probation Office, local law enforcement stations and local women’s shelters).
  • Students are also required to complete a Capstone Seminar  in the senior year.

Meet the Coordinator

 Coordinator: Tara Parrello, Ph.D.
 Phone: 845-848-4097
 Fax: 845-359-8025