Department of Sociology & Justice Studies

About Us

The Department of Sociology and Justice Studies (Criminal Justice) gives students the chance to study people, what we say, and what we do. Each of our programs is designed to help students understand and solve problems in society.

Why Study Sociology & Justice at Eastern?

Gain a New Perspective

Challenge your everyday, taken-for-granted view of the social world.

Conduct Research

Get hands-on experience collecting, analyzing and sharing information.

Prepare for a Career

Get ready for employment in the justice system, government or advocacy.

Contact Us

For general questions about the Sociology or Criminal Justice Program, email us at Please make sure to leave your full student name, student ID, and details on how we may assist you. Please note that each professor in the department is available to advise students. We are here to help you so please make sure to leave as many details as you can. GO EAGS!

Kerryn Bell, PhD

Department Chair, Professor
Sociology and Justice Studies
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Lynn Burks-Herres

Secretary Senior
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Patterson Hall 329F