The Department of Criminal Justice offers challenging coursework, hands-on learning opportunities, and community-based internships that will help you build your leadership, communication, and collaborative skills.

You’ll learn the theoretical, practical, and empirical aspects of criminal justice from faculty members who are leaders and professionals in their fields and are dedicated to helping you excel in your studies.

When you graduate, you will be well-prepared for a rewarding career in law enforcement, corrections, or social/rehabilitative services within the criminal justice system or for graduate school, where you can advance your education in fields including criminology, criminal justice, and law.

Chair’s Message

Welcome to the Department of Criminal Justice at Plymouth State University. In our department, we consider ourselves a family and we work hard to ensure that everyone connected with our department, including students, faculty, and staff, feels that way. Each of us plays an important role in helping you grow into and succeed as the criminal justice professional we believe you can be.

I’m very proud of our faculty, comprised of a tremendous blend of scholars and professionals in the field. Together we collaborate to give you the necessary understanding of criminal justice concepts and how they apply to the real world. The criminal justice field is crucial to society, and it is our belief that our students leaving the program are in an excellent position to make a positive impact on the world. It’s a field full of excitement and promise, one that I hope you choose to experience first-hand. I look forward to meeting you!

Mark James Fischler, JD
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Department of Criminal Justice

Contact Us

Department of Criminal Justice

Hyde Hall 334

Phone: (603) 535-2233
(Dawn Boynton, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: (603) 535-2943

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC 59
Plymouth, NH 03264

Our Students

Penina Wallace

Penina Wallace
“Each professor brings something new, different, and exciting to the table. I’m getting an education that goes beyond textbooks and lectures; I have the opportunity to thrive and learn, as a student and as a peer.”
~ Penina Wallace