Criminal Justice Department

West Chester University

Criminal Justice Department
200A Ruby Jones Hall
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2647
Mary Brewster, Ph.D., Department Chair


New this year, criminal justice students can partake in a program designed to encourage individuals to work toward overall fitness and wellness goals. The TEAMfit program includes healthy and friendly competitions, such as a "miles competition", "recruit fitness course", and a "weight-loss competition". The program includes fitness, nutrition, and wellness educaiton and opportunities to receive personal fitness assessment and training advice. The TEAMfit program is a true interdisciplinary effort involving faculty and staff from the Criminal Justice Department, Department of Kinesiology, Wellness Center, and the Fitness Center.  Join TEAMfit and work on your fitness and wellness goals!

TEAMfit Meetings

TEAMfit meetings will be held every other Thursday,

from 3:15-4:15 starting on Thursday, September 5th, 2013. 

Meetings will be held in Ruby Jones Hall, Room 202, or another designated area.

Meet the TEAM behind TEAMfit!

Jane M. Tucker, Ph.D. (Department of Criminal Justice, TEAMfit founder)

Karen Fiorenza (Student Health Services, Nutrition Services Specialist)

Alicia Hahn (Student Health Services, Director of Wellness Education)

Criag Stevens, Ph.D. (Department of Kinesiology)

Jamie Robbins, Ph.D. (Department of Kinesiology)


Students & Alum

  • “West Chester University's Criminal Justice Department gave me the skills and confidence I needed in order to perform as a Police Officer. The courses, practicum, professors and staff were each an integral part of the preparation I needed to help me gain full time employment in the criminal justice field.” - Officer Nathan P. Kutz, Badge #8306, Ocean City Police Department, Maryland

  • "The West Chester University Criminal Justice Department delivers an uncompromising level of excellence and dedication, providing students with the edge needed to compete in today's difficult job market." - Paul Iffrig (Class of 2013) and President of the Criminal Justice Club

  • Brandon Oyama (Class of 2014) is a junior at WCU. He transfered to WCU from Green River Community College in Washington State and is a member of the Men's Tennis Team. He is looking forward to completing his practicum this summer with the Pierce County Juvenile Court in his home state. Brandon states, "WCU was a good choice for me. The faculty are helpful, the courses are interesting and relevant to my future occupation."

  • Mary-Elizabeth Keeney (Class of 2013) is the current president of the Criminal Justice Honor Society and a Fast-Track student. Mary-Elizabeth completed her practicum with the Department of Homeland Security and is looking forward to graduating with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. As a Fast-Track student, she will earn her Master's Degree in 2014.