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Chair's Welcome Message

Karen Brown Scholarship Information

Welcome on behalf of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies. Through this website you will find that the department offers top quality programs and courses taught by faculty members commited to your education. Our department is constantly striving to produce an optimal environment for both students and faculty.

To help students achieve their academic and career goals, our department offers programs of study leading to baccalaureate degrees in: (1) Criminal Justice studies, (2) general Sociology, and (3) Employment Relations concentration in Sociology. The sociology faculty also offers graduate work leading to a Masters of Sociology degree. As participants in these programs students are able to pursue their own interests through the numerous elective courses available. All of our programs offer internship opportunities as well.

Faculty interests, along with our programs and courses, reflect a variety of important topical areas in sociology and criminal justice studies including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, class, policing, corrections, juvenile justice, organizations, political economy, deviance and social control, crime, the workplace, popular culture, mental health, ethics, victimology, criminological and sociological theory, globalization, sexuality, justice systems, human trafficking, drugs, and methodology.

SIUE’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies is recognized as a leader in the University, the region, and in the national sociological and criminal justice communities. Faculty members are very active scholars, publishing numerous books, articles, and monographs, as well as making presentations at national and international conferences. Furtermore, our faculty members have been recognized for their excellence in teaching and research with the highest awards presented by SIUE and professional organizations.

I encourage you to contact me with any questions or comments.

Kevin D. Cannon, Ph.D.