Major in Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Business and Justice Studies

Criminal Justice Major


Shanna R. Van Slyke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Phone: (315) 792-3302
Office: 204 ECJS Building


Shanna R. Van Slyke, Ph.D., is assistant professor of criminal justice in Utica College’s School of Economic Crime and Justice Studies. She received her doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees in criminology from Florida State University, where she served as managing editor for the American Society of Criminology journal Criminology & Public Policy before joining the UC faculty in August 2010. Van Slyke teaches criminological research methods (SOC 376), criminology (SOC 274), and introduction to criminal justice (CRJ 103), and is developing a student–faculty collaborative research project aimed at tracking public opinion about crime and justice in New York State. Her research focuses on public perceptions and criminal sanctioning of white-collar offenders, as well as disparities throughout the criminal justice processing of nonviolent economic offenders and public support for disenfranchisement. Van Slyke’s research has been published (or is forthcoming) in Punishment & Society; Journal of Criminal Justice; and Crime, Law, & Social Change.

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William Virkler, M.B.A.
Chair of Criminal Justice

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