This master's degree will prepare you for leadership roles in public and private entities. Learn to develop 21st century policing initiatives that address escalating issues related to crime control policies, fraud and terrorism at local, state, national and international levels. Course work provides an emphasis on developing professional leadership skills, while giving equal focus to the data analysis and intelligence skills necessary to address contemporary issues related to community policing.
Madonna's criminal justice program has a reputation for excellence with more than 90 police chiefs and public safety directors among its alumni.
|Law enforcement officers|
|Civilian intelligence officers|
|Corporate compliance and security professionals|
|Financial fraud examiners|
|Forensic accounting firms|
|Municipal police departments|
|State Department of Corrections|
|U.S. Border Patrol|
|U.S. Marshals Service|
Master of Science & Leadership Studies Madonna University
Bachelor of Science Madonna University
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.
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
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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.