Todd Beitzel – Criminal Justice

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Q: What is your name, the courses you teach and hometown?
A: I’m Todd Beitzel, an Assistant Professor for criminal justice. I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Q: What do you love about being an Oiler?
A: We have some very hardworking students who are very enthusiastic, who also have good values and good ethics. They approach education with a lot of integrity.

Q: What do you enjoy outside of the classroom?
A: I really enjoy working with the criminal justice/forensic science student organization and the Student Government Association. It’s where you see students develop both as individuals and leaders.

Q: Name a student in whom you can see professional change?
A: Alyssa McWilliams was a freshman who was reserved and unsure if criminal justice was right for her. But now, Alyssa is our CJ/FS Club president and help to double the participation.

Q: Do you have advice for students making their college decision?
A: Pick something you have a passion for. All of us want to get paid well and have a comfortable life, but it’s much more enjoyable if you can find something you have enthusiasm for.

KNOW THE
LAW
The criminal justice and forensics faculty have close connections to corrections facilities, the FBI,state highway patrol, secret service, and homeland security.
CAREERS
MANY OPTIONS
Courses designed to prepare students for successful careers in many diverse areas of criminal justice, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, risk assessment, or juvenile justice.
CSI
EXPERIENCE
Active participation in law enforcement scenarios through utilization of forensic labs, our crime scene house and ride-alongs with local police agencies.
QUALITY
& HIGH VALUE
The forensic major follows guidelines established by the American Academy of Forensic Science.
TOP
CRIME FACILITIES
Crime lab comparable to many of the top national criminal laboratories.
LEADERSHIP
GET INVOLVED
Criminal justice club helps to develop leadership skills with opportunities to visit criminal justice institutions, meet experts, travel to historical criminal justice sites, and participate in exciting recreational activities.
EXPERT
FACULTY
Learn from expert faculty who have field experience in areas such as fraud, crime scene / forensics investigation, money laundering, corrections, loss prevention and juvenile justice.