A marketable degree in criminal justice administration.
This career-focused degree program will help you develop and hone a flexible set of skills that guarantee you’ll be hired in this vital field. You’ll have the opportunity to do an internship, serve the community, study abroad, and learn in small classes from professors with professional backgrounds in criminal justice. To learn more about what your experience as a Criminal Justice student at Thomas, download the criminal justice handbook.
Learn with other curious, motivated students.
Crystal Peatfield ’16
“ When I was in high school I didn’t really connect with my teachers and everything was taught out of a book with no connection to real life. I came to Thomas and have the honor of being taught by the perfect examples of realistic professors in Criminal Justice. My professors talk from experience more than they do from the book. There is no better way of learning than learning through your own experiences along with others experiences.”
Rance Mills ‘ 15
Boothbay Harbor, ME
“The Criminal Justice professors here at Thomas have a tremendous amount of experience in many different fields of law enforcement, which has assisted me in choosing a career path, and prepared me for my future endeavors.”
Brittany Donovan ’15
Derry, New Hampshire
“By learning from professors at Thomas, I have become more socially advanced in making connections in the outside world. It’s why I chose Thomas—the small atmosphere, along with the Guaranteed Job Program, is helping me make career connections for my future.”
- Steven Dyer, M.A.Instructor - Criminal Justice
Recent courses taught:
– Fraud Investigation & White Collar Crime
– The Corrections System
- Currently enrolled in a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice
- Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration
- Master of Arts in Christian Studies
- Bachelor of Science in Economics
- Bachelor of Science in Finance
- National Rifle Association – Certified Firearms Instructor
- United States Concealed Carry Association – Certified Firearms Instructor
- Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)
- International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
- Tracey L. Horton, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Forensic Psychology and Criminal JusticeTracey L. Horton, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice
Recent courses taught:
– Psychology of Criminal Behavior
– Restorative Justice
- Ph.D. in Human Services/ Criminal Justice Specialization from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- MA in Clinical Psychology from Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina
- BS in Psychology from Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
Tracey Horton is a forensic psychologist who worked in the criminal justice system of North Carolina for fifteen years. She has treated and evaluated offenders in both community corrections and correctional institutions, investigated defendants facing felony charges, and prepared sentencing recommendations for court, and assisted with mitigation investigations on defendants in capital murder trials. Dr. Horton has administered the forensic psychology program at Thomas College since 2010 and teaches classes in psychology, criminal behavior, and criminal justice.
Areas of Expertise:
Racial disparity in sentencing, mental health and criminal behavior, substance abuse and criminal behavior, psychological disorders.
- Mark Marsolais, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Criminal Justice