If you are a firm believer in due process under
the law for all, then the scales are already tipped in your favor
for a rewarding career in the justice system.
A bachelor of arts degree in justice merges Mount Mary's focus on
the liberal arts with a professionally-oriented academic program
that is designed to prepare women for
work in any of the three branches of the justice field: law
enforcement, the courts, and corrections. The major provides a multidisciplinary
study of the structure, administration and dynamics of the justice
Courses in the curriculum draw from the disciplines of history,
political science, psychology, and sociology. The required courses
provide a basic understanding of the nature of crime and societies’
reactions to crime as well as an explanation of the various components
within the criminal justice system.
Students are encouraged through critical thinking, discussion and
hands-on experience to analyze the competing ideologies relating
to crime and correction. The program’s research component introduces
the student to research methods and theoretical models needed for
analysis and a critique of the criminal justice system and other
auxiliary programs. Built into every course and through specific
courses students develop specialized preparation to meet the special
needs of juveniles and women.
While the program provides women with a superb
preparation for employment in the rapidly growing field of justice,
it integrates the values of women’s
leadership into all aspects of the program.
In addition, the program provides a solid
foundation for law school or future
Find out how you can begin a career
in the justice field, contact the program director, Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, J.D., (414) 258-4810, ext. 442.
Justice Department News and Events-
Untold Stories - Part III: Creativity for Social Change
March 21, 2013
Mount Mary College welcomed back Anne Ream, Chicago-based writer and the founder of The Voices and Faces Project™, as keynote speaker for this event. Anne is nationally known for her innovative efforts to improve the lives of women and girls and her passion for changing the status quo through a series of creative, media driven initiatives. Facilitated by Professor Rachel Monaco-Wilcox of the Mount Mary College Justice Department, the program included an opportunity for audience members and survivors to speak with Anne Ream about Milwaukee initiatives and issues. Get the details here.
- March 26, 2013 -- Columnist James Causey wrote an opinion piece about the recent "Untold Stories" event. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Untold Stories - Part II: The Stories We Tell, Testimonial Writing Workshop
Fifteen pre‐selected survivors of sexual or domestic violence or human trafficking developed a creative piece in this intensive testimonial writing workshop, taught by R. Clifton Spargo, an award‐winning writer, author of the forthcoming novel Beautiful Fools: The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, and Arts Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop; and co-facilitated by Anne Ream. Participants showcased their work through a format provided by The Voices and Faces Project™ and Mount Mary College in order to impact the community through individual testimony. Get the details here.
Take Back the Night
Mount Mary College's Justice Department was part of this international initiative dedicated to empowering survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, sexual harassment, stalking, pornography and sex trafficking to come together with allies to protest these acts of violence and the cultural norms which support gender oppression. The event took place at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and included dynamic speakers, entertainment, food, interactive activities, rally, march, candlelight vigil, and survivor speak-out. Justice Department Chair Rachel Monaco-Wilcox provides perspective on human trafficking during this interview with WTMJ Channel 4 news.