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Criminal Justice
Outstanding reputation for producing well educated and well trained criminal justice practitioners
Alumni
   

Our graduates succeed!

Clayton Graham
Probate Judge for Mackinac County, MI

Scott Strait
Sheriff of Mackinac County, MI

Steve Nusbaum
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Headquarters, Office of International Affairs in Washington, DC. Steve was the Assistant Attache’ in Abu Dhabi, UAE and has worked in Dubai, Riyadh, KSA and Islamabad, Pakistan.

Joel Postma
FBI agent, Detroit, MI

Michael Bitnar
Chippewa County Undersheriff

Robery Marchand
Sault Tribal Police Chief

Joe Micolo
Kinross District Police Chief

Tony Fazarri
United States, Customs Port Deputy Chief

Additional Employers of Criminal Justice Graduates:

  • Multiple city and county law enforcement departments/agencies (too many to list!)
  • Bay Mills Police Dept.
  • Bureau of Immigration/Customs Enf.
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • California State Crime Lab
  • Canada Customs & Revenue Agency
  • Central Michigan Univ. Police Dept.
  • Coast Guard Investigative Service
  • Department of Justice - US Marshals
  • Dept. of Attorney General
  • Dept. of Defense
  • Dept. of Homeland Security
  • Dept. of Natural Resources
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • George Washington Univ. Police Dept.
  • Lake Superior State University
  • Little River Band of Ottawa Indians PS
  • Michigan State Police
  • Michigan State Police Crime Labs
  • Michigan State University Police
  • Ministry of Public Safety & Security
  • Montana Department of Corrections
  • Ontario Provincial Police
  • Rochester, Minnesota Police Department
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Sault Ste. Marie Police Department
  • Sault Tribe
  • United States Marshals Service
  • Univ. of Florida Police Dept.
  • U.S. Customs
  • Wisconsin State Crime Lab - Wausau

  

"While many of our graduates are working in law enforcement, corrections and related fields, some accept positions within the federal government (FBI, DEA, Border Security, etc.).

Our graduates are also finding careers with private security firms, criminal laboratories, private practice attorneys, and education. Professors Gordier and Schaefer are both alums of LSSU's Criminal Justice and Fire Science programs, respectively."

--James Blashill
Emertis Professor

Alternative Management of Anaerobic Landfill Bioreactors for Improved Energy Potential

Josh Kuzimski

Converting municipal solid waste to usable energy is an emergent and growing method for modern waste management. Through microbial facilitation of methanogenesis, methane gas can be extracted from landfill bioreactors to yield a significant amount of usable energy. The hypothesis was that a sufficient addition of sodium acetate to a controlled bioreactor environment would promote larger growth of methanogenic microbes and subsequently promote a greater amount of methane relative to a control (Madigan et al, 2003). In order to simulate an anaerobic bioreactor environment, the method for the study took place in modular sections to cover the design, construction and operation of laboratory scale bioreactors. Upon completion of bioreactor engineering, the biological and chemical components were scrutinized to match ideal conditions of a landfill. Methanosarcina was the chosen genus of the methanogen family to seed the bioreactors, and a total elemental analysis of the waste source was analyzed to approximate methane yield. Over 557 hours, each bioreactor produced approximately 1.3 liters of biogas with less than 1% containing methane. Given analysis through gas chromatography, the bioreactors may have had stunted methane production do to presence of argon gas in the headspace and/or low C/N ratio of the waste. The presence of argon should have been replaced with nitrogen, and the waste source should have contained more carbon per nitrogen. The generation-3 design of constructed bioreactors was successful in containing all gasses, liquids, and solids internally, however did not produce enough methane biogas to accept or reject the hypothesis.

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