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February 06, 2023

La Roche Invites Students to Criminal Justice Visit Day Feb. 20

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 6, 2023 – High school and transfer students will have the opportunity to work alongside a retired FBI Special Agent and investigate mock crime scenes at La Roche University’s Criminal Justice Visit Day on Monday, Feb. 20.  

The event, open to high school juniors, seniors and transfer students, will begin with registration at 12:30 p.m., followed by a presentation on La Roche’s Criminal Justice and Criminology program at 1 p.m. Students must preregister online for the event by Feb. 17.  

Assistant Professor and Chair of the Justice, Law and Security Department William J. Crowley, J.D., will lead hands-on activities in La Roche’s CSI Lab and share industry insight. 

“Our program strives to provide students with a blend of academic rigor and hands-on access to the latest investigative techniques, including a state-of-the-art crime lab with meticulously constructed crime scenes,” Professor Crowley said. “Former students currently work as prosecutors, intelligence analysts and law enforcement officers at federal, state and local agencies including the Pennsylvania State Police, Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office and FBI, as well as private companies such as Booz Allen Hamilton and American Eagle.”  

A subject-matter expert in the fields of national security, white collar crime, confidential human sources and police tactics, Professor Crowley served as a Special Agent for the FBI from 1990-2017. During his career he coordinated Pittsburgh FBI’s Media Program and Confidential Human Source Program.  

The event also will feature a campus tour, and the opportunity for students to explore Study Abroad+Study USA, a unique program offering short-term travel courses as part of the La Roche experience.  

All first-time visitors who tour La Roche receive a $250 visit grant toward their first semester tuition. To receive an on-the-spot admissions and scholarship decision, students should bring a completed La Roche application and transcripts. 

The Criminal Justice and Criminology major at La Roche studies the causes of crime and criminal deviance, the treatment of offenders, and management of the systems that ensure safety and stability in society. The program focus on three dimensions of development: 

  • The knowledge of law, science and human behavior 
  • Skills in analytical thinking, computer technology and communications 
  • Professionalism through an ethical perspective and multicultural understanding 

For more information please contact Freshman Admissions at 412-536-1263 or Transfer students should email or call 412-536-1260. 


About La Roche University: A private liberal arts university in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers 66 undergraduate programs of study, six master’s degrees and one doctoral degree, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, nursing, and health and medical sciences as well as interior architecture & design and graphic design. This residential university provides a vibrant campus community for nearly 1,200 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.