Hiram College

Crime, Law, and Justice

Traditional Undergraduate

Making a Positive Impact on Society through Criminal Justice

Are you driven to make a difference in others’ lives? Do you want to help ensure those in need of justice receive it? Hiram’s new Crime, Law, and Justice program spans a spectrum of study, from human rights and democracy to power and public health concerns like the opioid crisis. Hiram’s liberal arts-grounded crime, law, and justice major and minor integrate study in sociology, philosophy, ethics, and political science. As part of Hiram Connect, the program includes practical study through an internship, research, or study-away experience.

Who are Hiram’s Crime, Law, and Justice Students?

Students in Crime, Law, and Justice are intrigued by the legal system and services related to criminal justice. Some students may choose to combine this major with the pre-law  or social work concentrations. Additionally, students may choose to use this major as part of the Law School 3+3 BA/JD opportunities. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with a faculty member in the program in order to plan their curriculum accordingly. Students in Crime, Law, and Justice may also pursue Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, or one of the other academic programs that Hiram has to offer. 

  • The Garfield Institute

    In the spirit of James A. Garfield, the Garfield Institute helps both the political and apolitical explore public service in a process replete with opportunities on and off campus. Students can choose from two different groups in the program.

  • Mahan House

    Mahan House is where you’ll find the Center for Literature and Medicine, as well as faculty offices and a classroom for sociology, biomedical humanities, and crime, law, and justice.

  • Koritansky Hall

    One of the oldest buildings on campus, Koritansky Hall serves as the residence of the Garfield Institute. It opened in the spring of 2009 and features a meeting area on the first floor, a library in the loft, and faculty offices in the lower level.

Elena Fox Headshot

Elena Fox, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Crime, Law, and Justice

Learn more about all of the majors, minors, and opportunities that await you within the School of Education, Civic Leadership & Social Change.