Criminal Justice Organization

The Criminal Justice Organization (CJO) is comprised of criminal justice majors and other students interested in criminal justice. Because this is a student-run organization,  events and activities are based on current student interests. Some activities the CJO has sponsored or been involved with include:

  • hosting an exonerated death row inmate at PSU,
  • participation in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event (a walk in support of preventing rape, sexual assault, and gender violence),
  • paintball games,
  • firearms training,
  • NH marine patrol information & recruitment sessions,
  •  the Criminal Justice career fair, held late in the spring semester,
  • and most recently, hosting author and public speaker, Karen Beaudin (she and her sisters were influential in establishing NH’s first Cold Case Unit).

The CJO is a great way to meet other CJ majors and make new friends who share similar interests. New members are always welcome and you don’t have to be a CJ major to join!  For more information, please  e-mail Dr. Laura Dykstra at

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

Charles DeJoie

Charles DeJoie
“The professors use their real life experience to enhance the classroom atmosphere, and convey information in a way that engages and challenges their students. They want to see their students succeed, and will give them the tools to do so.”
~ Charles DeJoie