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Message from the Chair


Dr. David Klinger speaking with graduate students.
Dr. David Klinger speaking with graduate students.

 Fall 2018

As the Chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, I welcome you to our website. To familiarize yourself with the Department, I encourage you to have a look around and especially to consult the newsletters that are available here. These informative newsletters highlight departmental activities and achievements as time moves along.

When you look around the site and peruse the newsletters, you will find that we are a vibrant department with a set of active scholars who are deeply engaged in research on many issues in the arena of crime and justice, the education of both undergraduate and graduate students, and service to the St. Louis community and well beyond. CCJ faculty members strive for excellence in all that we do and especially as we seek to impart knowledge to the students whose paths we cross in our classrooms (including our cyber classrooms).

For information about the Undergraduate program, contact Dr. Tim Maher at (314) 516-5026 or mahert@umsl.edu.

For information about the Master's and Doctoral programs, contact Dr. Elaine Doherty at (314) 516-5033 or dohertye@umsl.edu.

If you have questions, I would be happy to hear from you by phone (314) 516-7012 or email klingerd@umsl.edu.

Best wishes for a productive and informative year.

Dr. David Klinger, Chair