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Earn a master's in Criminal Justice Leadership and Intelligence

  • Equal emphasis on leadership and data analysis/intelligence sets it apart from other programs
  • Program prepares you to lead and implement 21st century policing initiatives
  • To meet the needs of busy professionals, this program is offered 100% online
  • Classes taught by top-notch criminal justice professionals

Degrees Offered

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Faculty Bios

Tara KaneAssistant Professor
Department Chair

Master of Science & Leadership Studies Madonna University

Bachelor of Science Madonna University

tmkane@madonna.edu

734-432-5429, 2410

Tara Kane

Ms. Tara Kane is the Chair of the Criminal Justice Program. She joined the full-time faculty in 2013 coming from the West Bloomfield Police Department. She retired as a Detective/Sergeant of Investigations. She completed her M.S.B.A. in 2008 and her B.S. in 2002, both from Madonna University. She teaches in the area of criminology and special topics, with subject matter concentration on vulnerable populations and sexual assault. Her interests include the suspected abuse and neglect of children, domestic violence and sexual assault.

Tara is actively engaged in Title IX initiatives related to sexual assault on college campuses, as well as community engagement with partners combating Human Trafficking. She serves as one of the faculty advisory board members for the student group Stop A.V.T. (Stop all Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking). She is a faculty advising fellow, committed to the Appreciative Advising model approach.

Tara believes that by addressing students’ dreams and goals from day one equals the best recipe for future success- academically and professionally.

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Victor LauriaAssistant Professor
Program Director of Emergency Management, Fire Science and Occupational Safety and Health Programs

M.S.-T.C. Eastern Michigan University

B.S. Northern Michigan University

Assistant Chief of Police (Ret.) Novi Police Department

Graduate FBI National Academy – Session #250

vlauria@madonna.edu

734 432-5438, 2418

Victor Lauria

Victor Lauria is an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Department. He joined the full time faculty of Madonna University in 2015. Prior to joining Madonna, he served as an Assistant Chief of Police with the City of Novi. During his 28-year law enforcement career, Victor served in a wide variety of positions. He worked as a patrol officer, undercover narcotics officer, a K-9 handler, and detective, as well as numerous supervisory positions.

Victor's work has been recognized by the International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association, National Retail Federation and the Michigan Association of Private Investigators. The National Geographic Channel profiled one of Victor's cases in the documentary film "The Science of Interrogation."

His favorite subjects to teach are interview and interrogation, and ethics. In his free time, Victor enjoys spending time with his wife, Sherie, and their three children as well as hunting and fishing.

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