When you step through the doorway at Wiley College you will be struck by the energy that pervades the College. It’s the energy of our renowned and engaging faculty; of our high-achieving student body and our champion athletes; of our commitment to public service and our enduring mission of “educating for justice.”

THE LEE P. BROWN CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUTE at Wiley College is committed to providing you with many educational opportunities. You’ll find a variety of traditional and nontraditional learning options – from state of the art classrooms to study abroad to internships and cooperative education. At Wiley College, research-driven criminal justice studies are skillfully integrated with a vibrant liberal arts education. It’s a combination aimed at preparing our students to go forth and serve – and succeed – in the world.

From this website you’ll come away with more than just a sense of what Wiley College is. You’ll acquire a keen appreciation for where we’ve been, and where we’re going. Our past is a testimony to the enduring vision of those who founded this institution. Our future is alive with the determination to fulfill and expand that vision.

We invite you to join us and share in the excitement.


Dr. Tracy Andrus, Director

Lee P. Brown Criminal Justice Institute

Office - 903-923-2420

Fax – 903-938-4578

Email: [email protected]


About The Lee P. Brown Criminal Justice Institute at Wiley College

The Lee P. Brown Criminal Justice Institute is a recognized leader in scholarly research about criminal justice housed at a premiere academic institution the public service mission of which draws students from all over the United States and abroad. Each of our criminal-justice oriented majors is broadened by a curriculum rich in the liberal arts and taught by experts in their field. A wide range of academic disciplines is examined, and subjects integral to justice, security and the rule of law, explored. In addition to a top-tier education, we help our students plot their course from the theoretical world of academia to the practical job of changing the world.


Criminal Justice Program

The Criminal Justice Program (CJP) at Wiley College was founded in 1998 to help criminal justice professionals keep pace with the changing demands of their fields. The CJP approaches the field of criminal justice in its entirety – from public safety to human rights, media relations to public policy. At the core of our program is our faculty – scholars, practitioners and teachers who are committed to exploring complex issues surrounding crime, justice and public safety in a free society. By bringing together Wiley College’s distinguished and diverse academic community with working professionals, the CJP serves as a catalyst for new ideas and innovative practices that are helping academia, policy makers and practitioners serve the public now and in the future.

Mission Statement

The Lee P. Brown Criminal Justice Institute at Wiley College is dedicated to education, research and service in the fields of criminal justice and related areas of public safety and public service. It strives to endow students with the skills of critical thinking and effective communication; the capacity for moral judgment that results from liberal studies; the capacity for personal and social growth and creative problem solving that results from the ability to acquire and evaluate information; the ability to navigate advanced technological systems; and the awareness of the diverse cultural, historical, economic and political forces that shape our society.

The Institute is dedicated to fostering an academic environment, promoting scholarship, and encouraging research, especially in areas related to criminal justice. The breadth and diversity of scholarship at the Institute reflects our continuing commitment to innovative analyses, interdisciplinary approaches and global perspectives. The Institute offers its students a curriculum that balances the arts, sciences and humanities with professional studies. It serves the community by developing graduates who have the intellectual acuity, moral commitment and professional competence to confront the challenges of crime, justice and public safety in a free society. It seeks to inspire both students and faculty to the highest ideals of citizenship and public service.


Accreditation and Affiliations


Wiley College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission of Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4907 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Wiley College.

The Institute is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice. The Institute is also a member of the Commission on Accelerated Programs and the American Council of Education.

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