Criminal Justice Field Placements

Designed to enhance the criminal justice student’s total academic experience, the field placement program provides students with the opportunity to work in a criminal justice related setting while earning course credit in the process.

For questions about field placements contact:

Mathew Richie
(414) 229-4973

Thomas LeBel
(414) 229-2356

Criminal Justice Field Placements
Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PO Box 786
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0786

Enderis Hall, Room 1125
Fax: (414) 229-5311

How to sign-up for a field placement

  1. Enroll in the course, Field Experience Practicum (CRM JST 311), for the semester during which you want to participate. Graduate students should enroll in Independent Reading with Dr. Lebel (CRM JST 999). This step may be taken at any time in the process, as long as it’s done.
  2. Review the list of agencies and submit an application with your preferences to the Field Placements office (Enderis 1125). Download the criminal justice field placement application (PDF)
  3. After submitting your application, you will be contacted (please allow up to several weeks) when you have been granted an interview with an agency. Let the program coordinator know if your address or phone number changes.
  4. Attend the Field Placement Orientation. Information and dates are mailed to you several weeks before the start of semester, so contact the program coordinator if you didn’t receive this.

Note: Arrange your placements with a program coordinator so you can receive credit. Students who do not work with a coordinator do not receive credit.

Participation criteria

Student Academic Requirements

CRM JST 311 is a graded course even though there are no class meetings throughout the semester. All of the following will be factors in determining the final grade:

Recommended Courses

Student General Responsibilities

Students are responsible to an assigned field supervisor in their respective agency during the placement period. Students will coordinate work schedules (normally 8 hours per week) with their field supervisor. Students will adhere to the following while in the field placements program:

Agency Responsibilities