In addition to bachelor’s and associate degree offerings, Madonna University’s Criminal Justice program offers a variety of certificate of completion in the following areas:
Certificates of Completion can be achieved while progress toward a bachelor’s degree or associate degree is occurring or can be attained independent of degree completion. Certificates of completion in specialty areas allow students areas of specialized concentrated instruction in niche areas of the criminal justice system. Certificates provide students with cutting-edge professional credentials to succeed in the 21st century competitive job market.
Madonna University Criminal Justice Wall of Honor
- Advocate to End Domestic Violence/Human Trafficking
- Border Patrol Officer
- Corporate Investigator
- Corporate Security Manager
- Financial Fraud Investigator
- Intelligence Analyst
- Law Enforcement Officer
- Loss Prevention Manager
- Private Detective
- Madonna alumni, faculty, and students participating in Major Fest Festivities (held annually in the fall after the semester begins) at Madonna University.
Scott Jackson started at Madonna University in the fall of 2012 as a criminal justice major. He participated in two professional internships. His dream of becoming a police officer was realized when he was hired by the Michigan State Police in 2014. As an alumnus, he continues to support and mentor students.
Associate Professor, Dean, School of Business
Program Director, Master of Science Criminal Justice Leadership and Intelligence
Master of Science & Leadership Studies, Madonna University
Bachelor of Science, Madonna University
Ms. Tara Kane is the Interim Dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences. 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. She 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. She 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
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. His 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.
Master of Public Administration - Western Michigan University
Bachelor of Arts - Concordia University
Parole/Probation Manager (Ret.) Michigan Department of Corrections
Graduate MDOC Corrections and Parole/Probation Officer Academy
Robert is an assistant professor in the Criminal Justice Department. He began teaching at Madonna in 2004 as an adjunct instructor in the Criminal Justice Department before joining as a full-time faculty member in 2019.
Robert has 35 years of experience working for the Michigan Department of Corrections in community corrections and at several state correctional/mental health facilities. He has worked as a corrections officer, parole officer, and probation officer for the 38th Circuit Court. Robert has served in a supervisory capacity in the Michigan Department of Corrections and Community Health, as an Assistant Resident Unit Supervisor, Captain, Deputy Director of Safety and Security and retiring as a Parole/Probation Manager.