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Department of Criminal Justice

Humphreys Building 300
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4950


Mental Health Systems in Criminal Justice Class

Spring Student Poster Presentations!

Take a look at this year’s student poster sessions on topics related

to mentally ill in the criminal justice system.

See topics about insanity plea, Crisis Intervention Teams, Mental Health

Courts, History of Treatment, Mental Disorders, and much more.

Click this link to view: Student Poster Presentations




Jaquith Scholarship

DEADLINE: June, 1, 2014

Available for Law Students (who have been accepted to a Law School)

Application is available via the CJ Department.

Anyone wishing to obtain a copy can either come to the department office or by calling 660/543-4950 to have one mailed to your address.


Spring Picnic!

Mark Your Calendar!

The University of Central Missouri Criminal Justice Department will once again be having the Spring Picnic.

April 16th in the Union, Room 240

Starts at 4:30 P.M.

There will be food and fun! More specific details are to come!

LAE Nationals!

This year LAE Nationals is happening in our own backyard!

With the help of the Criminal Justice Department, LAE Nationals will be March 9-14 in Overland Park, Kansas!

LAE is a national organized criminal justice fraternity.

Come and support our fellow students while they compete in academic testing, crime scene investigation, shooting, and physical agility.

LAE Nationals is also offering a small career fair of various criminal justice agencies.

For more information contact Haley Wheeler at

Hope to see you there!


MCA Spring Symposium

Globalization of Juvenile Justice

This year the Spring Symposium will be an examination of global issues of concern regarding at risk youth and juvenile offenders.

This event is featuring speakers from Missouri Division of Youth Services, Dual Sentence Program,

Beth Caldwell, Life Without Parole (LWOP) for Juveniles, and Becky James-Hatter, The Amachi Program.

Join us April 1st from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Union Ballroom

There will also be a student poster competition. First prize is $300, so come and join us!

For more information about the poster competition contact Dr. Metusiak at