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  • Bachelor of Science, CRIMINAL JUSTICE
    (BS-CRMJ)

    Criminal Justice provides students a thorough knowledge of the nature and operation of the Criminal Justice System. It includes courses in the following core areas as well as specialized electives: criminal justice and juvenile justice processes (law, crime, and administration of justice); criminology (the causes of crime, typologies, offenders, and victims); law enforcement (police organization, discretion, subculture, and legal constraints), law adjudication (criminal law, criminal procedure, prosecution, defense, and court procedures and decision-making), and corrections (incarceration, community-based corrections, and treatment of offenders).

    The program introduces concepts related to legal, legislative, and social processes and how they influence the criminal justice system. The program further addresses current methods in criminal justice processes and analyzes their strengths and weaknesses.

    Bachelor of Arts, PSYCHOLOGY
    (BA-PSYC)

    Psychology conducts a comprehensive study of human behavior and mental processes. The program gives the student an intensive look at the various theories that examine human behavior. The program is ideal for the student who seeks to be a problem solver, particularly in post-Katrina New Orleans where mental health has become a frontline issue among those who experienced Katrina, first hand.

    Bachelor of Science, ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS COUNSELING AND PREVENTION
    (BS-ABCP)

    Associate of Arts, ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS COUNSELING AND PREVENTION
    (AA-ABCP)

    Addictive Behaviors Counseling and Prevention provides information on advances in the field of addiction counseling, and the program also seeks to increase the number of professionals. Southern University at New Orleans students will be able to effectively address issues that are directly related to substance abuse in the Greater New Orleans area as well as communities around the globe.

    Master of Arts - CRIMINAL JUSTICE
    (MA-CRMJ)
    The Criminal Justice graduate program is designed to serve as a stepping stone to further graduate work, administrative research or management careers in the criminal justice system or the private sector.

    The Criminal Justice graduate program has three primary concentrations: Law Enforcement, Corrections and Juvenile Justice. The program is responsive to the criminal justice needs in the public sector in specialized areas such as corrections, police administration, and Juvenile Justice.

    Minors in Political Science and Sociology also are offered.
  • Dr. John Penny
    Chair
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 408
    504.284.5404
    jpenny@suno.edu

    Dr. George Amedee
    Professor, Political Science
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 410
    504.286-5392
    gamedee@suno.edu

    Dr. Jean Belkhir
    Associate Professor, Sociology
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 417
    504.286-5231
    jbelkhir@suno.edu

    Dr. Chelsi Clark
    Assistant Professor, Psychology
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 216
    504.284.5233
    cclark@suno.edu

    Dr. Joseph Coleman
    Assistant Professor, Psychology
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 423
    504.286.5252
    jcoleman@suno.edu

    Dr. Raymond Delaney
    Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 413
    504.286.5367
    rdelaney@suno.edu

    Dr. Kenneth Foy
    Assistant Professor, Psychology
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 412
    504.286.5372
    kfoy@suno.edu

    Dr. Darren Gil
    Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 215
    504.284.5540
    dgil@suno.edu

    Dr. Evelyn Harrell
    Dean, Arts & Sciences
    Director/Professor, Addictive Behaviors Counseling and Prevention
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 432
    504.286.5234
    eharrell@suno.edu

    Dr. Travis Johnson, Sr., M.A., L.A.C., L.P.C.
    Assistant Professor, Addictive Behaviors Counseling & Prevention
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 212
    504.286.5090
    tjohnson@suno.edu

    Dr. Christopher Linn
    Assistant Professor, Psychology
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 414
    504.286.5253
    clinn@suno.edu

    Dr. Boris Odynocki
    Associate Professor, Sociology
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 416
    504-284-5158
    bodynocki@suno.edu

    Dr. Franklyn Scott
    Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 434
    504.286.5464
    fscott@suno.edu

    Zina Magraff
    Administrative Assistant
    Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex, Room 402
    504.284.5478
    zmagraff@suno.edu

DID YOU KNOW?

Arlanda J. Williams (B'03, M'06) is the first woman to serve as chair of the Terrebonne Parish Council. She is also the youngest person ever elected president of the Louisiana Police Jury Association's Black Caucus.