Dirk Grafton is in his twenty-fifth year of teaching Criminology here at MAC. His area of expertise lies in the realm of law enforcement. Prior to coming to the Mount he served approximately ten years as a police officer in three different police departments throughout western Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Dirk graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1977 with a B.A.in Criminology and again in 1986 with a M.A. in Criminology. While employed as a police officer he earned my certification as a police academy instructor from the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Training Commission. He also earned certifications in advanced traffic accident investigation and blood alcohol testing..
Joseph Bobak completed a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Mount Aloysius College in 1999, a Master of Arts in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2001, and specialized graduate training in forensic science from Duquesne University Law School (via the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law) in 2003. He is currently a doctoral candidate with PhD conferral expected in 2011. He specializes in medicolegal death investigation, crime scene reconstruction, offender behavioral analysis, and witness memory.
"The Criminology program at Mount Aloysius College is a very well-developed program. It is interactive and has professors that have experienced first-hand what they are teaching. Because of this, good stories come with each of the classes, which is a unique part of the program. Hands on scenarios also help enhance the classes and learning process, which I like a lot. They help you really think as if you were in that field and help you to understand what you will encounter in the real world. The classes are all really different and all offer something for everyone."
Pam Young, Criminology Major
A major in Criminology offers a solid foundation in law enforcement, corrections and our justice system. Mount Aloysius Criminology faculty bring first-hand experience to students in all of these areas. Criminology students can also choose to add several different certificates or concentrations in specialty areas and even choose to complete an internship for credit.
Students who graduate with a degree in Criminology work in a variety of settings. Mount Aloysius grads go on to become police officers, probation officers, juvenile counselors, correctional officers in state, local and federal prisons and also serve in a variety of municipal, county and state offices. Some grads opt for law school or graduate study.
Criminology at Mount Aloysius College prepares students for work in a variety of settings within the criminal justice system. In addition, students will receive a solid foundation in liberal arts, focusing on honing their ability to communicate professionally.
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