Amy Slattery

Class Year



Tinley Park, Ill.


Criminal Justice



Amy Slattery likes studying criminal justice because it makes her “think about the bigger picture.” It also gives her many opportunities for the future.

“The criminal justice major isn’t just for students who want to be police officers,” she said. “The criminal justice system is a very complicated and multi-structured design. The Criminal Justice Program at Carthage offers classes that allow majors to see into the many levels of the system.”  

Amy was drawn to Carthage by its beautiful campus and the updated athletic facilities. “Coming to Carthage allowed me to continue playing softball at a collegiate level,” she said. The team went to the NCAA Regionals her freshman year.

After she graduates, Amy would like to work with juveniles or promote changes within the justice system. “The Criminal Justice Program at Carthage has given me insight into a lot of aspects of the criminal justice system.”  

“There are a lot of internships and opportunities through the Criminal Justice Program.”

Amy Slattery, ’13

Career goal

“I hope that I can do something with juveniles or promote changes within the justice system.”

How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?

“It’s so hard to pick one. The criminal justice faculty is made up of so many awesome people. Each professor I’ve had has made an impact on my life. They have always offered so much of their time and knowledge in their fields.”

Favorite class

“I’ve really enjoyed Corrections, Deviance, and Juvenile Delinquency.”

Toughest class

“Constitutional Law II.”

Favorite moments and memories at Carthage

“My freshman year was awesome. I met a lot of new people, experienced my first J-Term and softball one conference, and went to the NCAA Regionals.”

Favorite spot on campus

“The softball field.”

Biggest surprise so far

“How cold and how much snow Carthage has gotten through the years! The campus has only been closed once since I’ve been here because of this.” 

Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?

“Get to know your professors, and take advantage of opportunities they offer you. The professors can help you a lot. They really do everything they can to help out a student.”