Agents of Social Change
A deeper understanding of how societies work empowers Stonehill sociology and criminology graduates to pursue a wide array of careers through which they can make a difference.Story
Stonehill Criminology Program Ranked Fourth in the Country by College Factual
Stonehill College’s criminology program was recently ranked fourth in the nation by the college-ranking website College Factual, which USA Today regularly features in its higher education coverage.
Gemma, Russo Named 2019 Criminology Department Students of the Year
Two students in the Criminology Department at Stonehill College have been awarded the 2019 Susan Guarino-Ghezzi Award.Read More
The Criminology program at Stonehill provides students with a foundation to understand the political, economic and cultural patterns that shape definitions of crime, the practices of law, the criminal justice system, the causes and consequences of crime, and crime control policies.
Criminology students take a critical look at the organization and operation of crime control systems at a local, state, federal and international level, including the development and practice of criminal justice, social justice, and restorative justice. In addition, other courses examine the nature of individuals and groups that are in conflict with the law or cause willful social harm, as well as those who are victims of crime.
The Criminology program not only prepares students for typical positions in policing, the courts and corrections, it provides a broader platform on crime and justice, allowing students to enter into an array of positions, including private and non-profit organizations, graduate and law school. Among other things, our graduates work with victims, substance abusers, at-risk and delinquent youth, and adult offenders and as lawyers, researchers, crime analysts, investigators and case managers.
Students are required to complete an internship placement that puts them in direct contact with social service or criminal justice agencies.
Recent Susan Guarino-Ghezzi Student of the Year Award Winners
- 2019: Meaghan Gemma and Nicole Russo
- 2018: Julia Spugnardi
- 2017: Cameron Burke and Katie Wahrer
- 2016: Sofia Przybylek and Caroline Murray
- 2015: Justine Mitchell
- 2014: James Lanier