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Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Division provides students with a broad-based criminology education, helping them to understand the general underpinnings of the criminal justice system and how it operates. Taught by faculty who are working professionals in the field, the program brings a real-world perspective and active, hands-on approach to helping students learn the specific skills that are required in the criminal justice field.

Criminal Justice

Acquire the specialized knowledge and professional skills needed to begin a successful career in a highly rewarding field.

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Professor Rachelle Chaykin

Rachelle Chaykin

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

Rachelle Chaykin is the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, and the Program Manager for English and Humanities. Ms. Chaykin graduated from the University of Delaware with a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Operations Management. She then pursued her M.A. in English Literature at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

In addition to working Educational Management, Rachelle has been teaching for almost twenty years, and it is still the favorite part of her job. She has incorporated many instructional research techniques into her classroom, including integrating multiple intelligence concepts and writing across the curriculum assessments.

Ms. Chaykin is a pop-culture virtuoso, a voracious reader, and a devotee of all scary movies. Her first novel, Her Mother’s Lover, was published in 2013 with her co-author. She is currently working on the sequel.