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CRIMINAL JUSTICE

College of Health and Human Services

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Criminal Justice encompasses multidisciplinary examinations of crime, crime control, the justice process, and justice institutions. The discipline addresses definitions, causation, prevention, investigation, legal process, treatment, rehabilitation, and research relating to crime and justice as well as the institutions of the justice system and their administration.

The comprehensive program at Sacramento State covers every aspect of the field. Courses are offered which span the entire system of justice administration in both public and private sectors.

The Division of Criminal Justice:
  • Seeks to identify and increase understanding of major social issues related to crime, criminals, prevention and control, and victims.
  • Features a large and diverse faculty combining scholars from a variety of disciplines who have contributed extensively to the justice field with practitioners who have many years of experience in justice administration.
  • Offers a flexible undergraduate major, combined with highly structured advising, which allows the student to shape an undergraduate program specifically to prepare for employment in multiple areas of criminal justice, advanced study in criminal justice, or law school.
  • Features a Master of Science curriculum allowing students to focus study on either theoretical aspects of crime or justice administration.
  • Offers direct access to many local, state, and federal agencies through internships and fieldwork.

Many graduates find positions with various federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies. Others have pursued advanced study in criminology and law. Employment opportunities for Criminal Justice majors have remained strong for the past decade both with government agencies and in private security and future demand appears assured.

The Criminal Justice program at Sacramento State is one of the most highly sought after programs in Northern California. Due to the large number of applications, the program is now officially impacted. Students wishing to become Criminal Justice majors must complete a series of required lower division courses and then must apply for admission to the program. It is highly recommended that interested students speak with a Criminal Justice advisor as soon as possible.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Pre-Major

There are no specific requirements for a student to become a pre-major in Criminal Justice. Pre-majors will be assigned advisors and assisted in their course planning.

Major

To become a Criminal Justice major, the student must first have successfully completed the following courses or their equivalent with a grade of "C" or better:

(3)

CRJ 1

Introduction to Criminal Justice and Society

(3)

CRJ 2+

Law of Crimes

(3)

CRJ 4+

General Investigative Techniques

(3)

CRJ 5+

The Community and the Justice System

Students who wish to become a Criminal Justice minor must contact the Division of Criminal Justice.

Most upper division Criminal Justice courses are restricted to Criminal Justice majors or minors or permission of instructor. Students interested in Criminal Justice majors or minors are encouraged to contact the Criminal Justice Student Advising Center.

In collaboration with the College of Continuing Education, upper division coursework necessary to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice is offered by use of SacCT. The courses offered are the same as those required for the "on campus" degree.

Requirements - Bachelor of Science Degree

Units required for Major: 60
Minimum total units required for the BS: 120
Students majoring in Criminal Justice must achieve a "C" grade or better in each lower division and a "C-" or better in each upper division course applied to the major and a GPA of at least 2.0 ("C") for all upper division required courses applied to the major.

Courses in parentheses are prerequisite.

A. Required Lower Division Courses (12 units)

(3)

CRJ 1

Introduction to Criminal Justice and Society

(3)

CRJ 2+

Law of Crimes

(3)

CRJ 4+

General Investigative Techniques

(3)

CRJ 5+

The Community and the Justice System

B. Required Upper Division Core Courses (24 units)

(3)

CRJ 101

Introduction to Criminal Justice Research Methods (Criminal Justice majors)

(3)

CRJ 102

Crime and Punishment (Criminal Justice majors)

(3)

CRJ 121+

The Structure and Function of American Courts (CRJ major or minor or department chair permission)

(3)

CRJ 123+

Law of Arrest, Search, and Seizure (CRJ major or minor or department chair permission)

(3)

CRJ 130+

Fundamentals of Corrections (CRJ majors or minors or department chair permission)

(3)

CRJ 141+

Police and Society (CRJ majors or minors or department chair permission)

(3)

CRJ 160+

Justice and Public Safety Administration (CRJ majors or minors or department chair permission)

(3)

CRJ 190+

Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice (CRJ 101, CRJ 102, CRJ 121, CRJ 123, CRJ 130, CRJ 141 and CRJ 160; CRJ major or department chair permission senior status; GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

C. Upper Division Electives (24 units)

The student will collaborate with their academic advisor to develop a plan of electives that reflects the student's academic and professional interests. Electives must be drawn from at least three of the listed "Areas of Interest," of which one must be "Supporting Courses." The University Advanced Study graduation requirement may be completed in the major or as part of the GE pattern. An approved minor may be substituted for up to 12 units of the major elective courses and fulfills the requirement for selection of a course from the "Supporting Courses."

Criminal Justice Administration

CRJ 142+

Police Administration (CRJ 101, CRJ 141 and CRJ 160; CRJ majors only or chair permission)

CRJ 144+

Contemporary Issues in Police Administration (CRJ 101 and CRJ 141; CRJ majors only or chair permission)

CRJ 163+

Leadership in Criminal Justice and Public Safety (CRJ 160; CRJ majors only or chair permission)

CRJ 165+

Planning for Justice and Public Safety (CRJ 101, CRJ 102 and CRJ 160; CRJ majors only or chair permission)

CRJ 167+

Collective Bargaining and Arbitration Issues in Public Safety (CRJ majors only or chair permission)

CRJ 168+

Justice and Public Safety Information Systems (CRJ majors only or chair permission)

CRJ 172+

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (Junior status or chair permission)

Investigation

CRJ 152+

Interviewing and Detection of Deception (CRJ 102; CRJ majors only or chair permission)

CRJ 153+

Advanced Criminal Investigation (CRJ 102; CRJ major or Forensic Investigation minor or chair permission )

CRJ 154

Introduction to Physical Evidence. (CRJ 102; CRJ major or Forensic Investigation minor or chair permission)

CRJ 156+

Introduction to Crime and Intelligence Analysis (CRJ 101; CRJ majors only or chair permission)

Corrections

CRJ 131+

Correctional Institutions (CRJ 101, CRJ 102 and CRJ 130; CRJ majors only or chair permission)

CRJ 134+

Community Based Corrections (CRJ 101, CRJ 102 and CRJ 130; CRJ majors only or chair permission)

CRJ 136+

Corrections Administration (CRJ 101, CRJ 130 and CRJ 160; CRJ majors only or chair permission)

Offenses and Offenders

CRJ 105+

Delinquency, Prevention and Control (CRJ 101 and CRJ 102; CRJ majors only or chair permission)

CRJ 106+

Analysis of Career Criminals (CRJ 101 and CRJ 102; CRJ majors only or chair permission)

CRJ 108+

Domestic Crime and Violence (CRJ 101 and CRJ 102; CRJ majors only or chair permission)

CRJ 112

Gangs and Threat Groups in America

CRJ 114

Sexual Offenses and Offenders

CRJ 115

Violence and Terrorism

CRJ 116

Restorative Justice and Conflict Resolution

CRJ 117

American Criminal Justice and Minority Groups

CRJ 118

Drug Abuse and Criminal Behavior

Law

CRJ 125+

Law of Responsibility (CRJ majors only or chair permission)

CRJ 126+

Law of Evidence (CRJ 121 and CRJ 123; CRJ majors only or chair permission)

CRJ 127+

Juvenile Law (CRJ 101 and CRJ 121; CRJ majors only or chair permission)

CRJ 128+

Administrative Law for Public Safety Personnel (CRJ 121, CRJ 123; CRJ major only or chair permission)

Additional Courses

CRJ 109+

Media, Crime, and Criminal Justice (CRJ 101, CRJ 102; CRJ majors only or chair permission)

CRJ 111

Women and the Criminal Justice System

CRJ 172+

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (Junior status or chair permission)

CRJ 174

Criminal Justice Systems of the Future

CRJ 176+

Security Systems (CRJ 101, CRJ 102; Junior standing or chair permission)

CRJ 191+

Topics in Criminal Justice Administration (CRJ 101, CRJ 102; CRJ majors only or chair permission)

CRJ 195*+

Internship (CRJ majors only or chair permission and senior status)

CRJ 196+

Experimental Offerings in Criminal Justice

CRJ 198*

Co-Curricular Activities (Sponsoring instructor and Division Chair permission)

CRJ 199*+

Special Problems (CRJ majors only who have completed all core requirements or chair permission and senior standing)

*No more than 6 units of Credit/No
Credit courses will be allowed toward completion of the degree.
+Prerequisite: Restricted to declared majors and minors or instructor permission.

Supporting Courses

ACCY 161

Government and Nonprofit Accounting

ANTH 144

Contemporary American Culture in Anthropological Perspective

ANTH 163

Urban Anthropology (ANTH 146 or instructor permission)

ANTH 166

Rise of Religious Cults

ANTH 183

Women Cross-Culturally

ANTH 186

Culture and Poverty (GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

COMS 116

Intercultural Communication

CSC 114

Digital Evidence and Computer Crime (CSC 1 and CSC 8 or CSC 8S or CSC 80 or instructor permission)

CSC 115

Internet Security (CSC 1 and CSC 8 or CSC 8S or CSC 80 or instructor permission)

CSC 116

Cyber Forensics (CSC 1 and CSC 8 or CSC 8S or CSC 80 or instructor permission)

ENGL 120P

Professional Writing (ENGL 20 or ENGL 120A)

ENGL 120S

Writing in the Social Sciences (GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

ETHN 100

Ethnic America (GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

ETHN 110

The Asian American Experience

ETHN 131

La Raza Studies

ETHN 140

Native American Experience

ETHN 170

Pan African Studies

ETHN 173

The Black Family in the United States

GEOG 109

Geographic Information Systems

GOVT 120A

Constitutional Law (GOVT 1 or equivalent)

GOVT 120B

Constitutional Rights and Liberties (GOVT 1 or equivalent)

GOVT 122

The Law and Bureaucracy (GOVT 1 or equivalent)

GOVT 155

The Legislative Process (GOVT 1 or equivalent)

GOVT 165

Politics of the Underrepresented (GOVT 1 or equivalent; and GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

GOVT 170

Public Policy Development (GOVT 1 or equivalent; GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

GOVT 180

California State and Local Government

HIST 162

Social History of the U.S.

HIST 163

The City in U.S. History

HIST 177

The African-American Experience, 1603-Present

HIST 186

Ethnic Minorities in California History

PHIL 101

Ethics and Social Issues (GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

PHIL 155

Philosophy of Law

PHIL 160

Deductive Logic II (CSC 28 and PHIL 60 or instructor permission)

PPA 150

Collaborative Problem Solving Practicum (Any one of the following or instructor permission; ANTH 101, ANTH 142, COMS 116, COMS 119, CRJ 160, ENVS 171, GOVT 170, GOVT 180, ID 124 or its equivalent, HROB 155, PPA 100, PSYC 135, PSYC 145, SOC 130, SOC 150, SOC 190, or SWRK 102)

PSYC 100

Cross-Cultural Psychology (PSYC 2; Corequisite: PSYC 8)

PSYC 103

Perception (PSYC 2, PSYC 8, PSYC 101 recommended)

PSYC 108

Organizational Psychology

PSYC 110

Cognitive Psychology (PSYC 2, PSYC 8, PSYC 101 recommended)

PSYC 130

Personality Theories (PSYC 2)

PSYC 135

Psychology of Multicultural Groups

PSYC 137

Stress Management

PSYC 145

Social Psychology (PSYC 2)

PSYC 149

Psychology of Adolescence (PSYC 2)

PSYC 151

Psychological Aspects of Death and Dying

PSYC 168

Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 2)

SOC 101

Introduction to Statistics for Sociologists

SOC 102A

Research Methods in Sociology (SOC 101 or equivalent)

SOC 102B

Research Methods Laboratory (SOC 101 or equivalent; SOC 102A)

SOC 130

Political Sociology (SOC 1 or equivalent)

SOC 136

Social Movements (SOC 1 or instructor permission)

SOC 155

Criminology

SOC 156

Delinquency

SOC 157

Issues in Courts and Prisons

SOC 158

Sociology of Deviance

SWRK 102

Crosscultural Theory and Practice: Issues of Race, Gender, and Class

SWRK 118

Chemical Dependency and Social Work Practice

SWRK 126

Theories of Criminal Behavior (GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

SWRK 134

Crimes Without Victims

SWRK 136

Poverty and Homelessness in America

SWRK 137

The Child and the Law

SWRK 138

Violence in the Family

Requirements - Minor: Admission to the Criminal Justice Minor has been suspended for the 2012-2014 academic years due to the impaction of the Criminal Justice BS Program.

Units required for Minor: 21

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

(3)

CRJ 1

Introduction to Criminal Justice and Society

(3)

CRJ 2+

Law of Crimes

(3)

CRJ 4+

General Investigative Techniques

(3)

CRJ 121+

Structure and Function of the American Courts (CRJ major or minor or department chair permission)

(3)

CRJ 123+

Law of Arrest, Search and Seizure (CRJ major or minor or department chair permission)

(3)

CRJ 130+

Fundamentals of Corrections (CRJ majors or minors or department chair permission)

(3)

CRJ 141+

Police and Society (CRJ majors or minors or department chair permission)

+ Restricted to declared majors and minors or instructor permission.

Requirements - Minor - Forensics Investigations

Units required for Minor: 21
Must be a chemistry or biology major
and complete the following courses with a minimum grade of "C" or higher.

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

(3)

CRJ 1

Introduction to Criminal Justice and Society

(3)

CRJ 2+

Law of Crimes

(3)

CRJ 4+

General Investigative Techniques

(3)

CRJ 121+

Structure and Function of the American Courts ( (CRJ major or minor or department chair permission))

(3)

CRJ 141+

Police and Society (CRJ majors or minors or department chair permission)

(3)

CRJ 153+

Advanced Criminal Investigation (CRJ 4; CRJ major or Forensic Investigation minor or chair permission )

(3)

CRJ 154

Introduction to Physical Evidence. (CRJ 102; restricted to declared majors or chair permission)

+Restricted to declared majors and minors or instructor permission.

GRADUATE PROGRAM

The Master of Science program in Criminal Justice is designed to provide broad knowledge and understanding of the field of criminal justice, law enforcement, legal processes, and rehabilitation of offenders. It also provides an extensive academic foundation for a growing variety of professional opportunities and facilitates professional development in preparation for positions of increasing responsibility. Curriculum objectives are based on the philosophy that the function of the professional criminal justice practitioner and educator is to aid the orderly development of society, to contribute significantly to the improvement of the quality of services, and to advance the criminal justice system. Students who anticipate pursuing graduate studies should prepare themselves for work on this level by selecting undergraduate courses which provide competence in the following areas: statistical analysis, behavioral science methodology, independent library research, and the writing of research papers.

The University's location in the state capital provides direct access to many local, federal, and state agencies through internship and fieldwork opportunities. All graduate students should consult the Criminal Justice Graduate Coordinator when planning their program of courses for each upcoming semester.

All work toward the degree must be completed within a seven-year period. The general University requirements for graduate degrees are explained in the "Graduate Studies" section of this Catalog.

Admission Requirements

Admission as a classified graduate student in Criminal Justice requires:

  • a baccalaureate degree;
  • a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 units attempted and a 3.0 GPA in the major field;
  • a score of 4 or more in the Analytical Writing Section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test;
  • a letter outlining in some detail the applicant's interests, goals, and expectations in pursuing the MS in Criminal Justice; and
  • three letters of recommendation from individuals who can evaluate the applicant's potential for graduate study (format for letters is available in the Criminal Justice Office).

In addition, applicants are expected to have an undergraduate major in Criminal Justice or its equivalent. Whatever the applicant's undergraduate major, however, it is essential that each student have adequate preparation for graduate study. For this reason, some applicants (regardless of their undergraduate program) may be asked to remove deficiencies in their education by taking courses from the undergraduate curriculum before being admitted as a classified graduate student. In such cases, conditionally classified graduate status may be granted subject to completion of these courses with grade "B" or better. The number of units required to remove deficiencies will total no more than 15 and these must be taken in addition to the 30 units required for the MS. Any deficiencies will be noted on a written response to the admission application.

Admission Procedures

Applications are accepted as long as space for new students is available. If applications for graduate admissions exceed the capacity of the Department, the Department will limit admissions. Applicants will be rank ordered for admission based on an evaluation of the academic record, GRE scores, professional and life experience, references, proposed academic plan and potential for diversifying, and enriching the Criminal Justice graduate program. For more admissions information and application deadlines, please visit http://www.csus.edu/gradstudies/.

All prospective graduate students, including Sacramento State graduates, must file the following with the Office of Graduate Studies, River Front Center 206, (916) 278-6470:

  • an online application for admission;
  • two sets of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, other than Sacramento State; and
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores.

At the same time, each prospective graduate student must forward to the Graduate Coordinator in the Division of Criminal Justice the following:

  • a letter outlining in some detail the applicant's interests, goals, and expectations in pursuing the MS in Criminal Justice; and
  • three letters of recommendation from individuals who can evaluate the applicant's potential for graduate study.

Approximately six weeks after receipt of all items listed above, a decision regarding admission will be mailed to the applicant.

Advancement to Candidacy

Each student must file an application for Advancement to Candidacy for the master's degree indicating the proposed program of graduate study. This procedure should begin as soon as the classified graduate student has:

  • removed any deficiencies in admissions requirements;
  • completed at least 12 units in the graduate program with a minimum 3.0 GPA; and
  • taken the Writing Placement for Graduate Students (WPG) or taken a Graduate Writing Intensive (GWI) course in their discipline within the first two semesters of coursework at California State University, Sacramento or secured approval for a WPG waiver.

Students may not enroll in CRJ 500 before they are advanced to candidacy.

Advancement to Candidacy forms are available in the Office of Graduate Studies. The student fills out the form after planning a degree program in consultation with the Criminal Justice Graduate Coordinator. The completed form should then be returned to the Office of Graduate Studies for approval.

Requirements - Master of Science Degree

Units required for MS: 30
Minimum GPA: 3.0

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

A. Required Courses (18 units)

(3)

CRJ 200

Research Methods in Criminal Justice (Classified graduate status, satisfactory completion of a basic statistics course)

(3)

CRJ 255

Crime, Criminology, and Criminal Justice (Classified graduate status)

(3)

CRJ 256

Historical Analysis of the American Criminal Justice System (Graduate status)

(3)

CRJ 260

Management of Complex Justice Organizations (Classified graduate status)

(6) Select two courses from the following:

 

CRJ 210

Critical Examination of Law and Justice (Classified graduate status; CRJ 200, CRJ 255, CRJ 256 and CRJ 260; or chair permission)

 

CRJ 231

Graduate Seminar in Corrections (Classified graduate status; CRJ 200, CRJ 255, CRJ 256 and CRJ 260; or chair permission)

 

CRJ 240

Contemporary Issues in Policing (Classified graduate status; CRJ 200, CRJ 255, CRJ 256 and CRJ 260; or chair permission)

 

CRJ 262

Administration of Juvenile Justice (Classified graduate status; CRJ 200, CRJ 255, CRJ 256 and CRJ 260; or chair permission)

B. Electives (6-9 units)

Six (6) units for the thesis/project option and nine (9) units for the comprehensive exam option.

CRJ 205

Criminal Justice Policy Analysis (Graduate status, CRJ 200, CRJ 255, and CRJ 260, which may be taken concurrently; GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or instructor permission)

CRJ 207

Criminal Justice Research and Program Evaluation (Classified graduate status; CRJ 200, CRJ 255, CRJ 256 and CRJ 260; or chair permission)

CRJ 210

Critical Examination of Law and Justice (Classified graduate status; CRJ 200, CRJ 255, CRJ 256 and CRJ 260; or chair permission)

CRJ 220

Politics of Crime Legislation (Graduate status, CRJ 200, CRJ 255, and CRJ 260, which may be taken concurrently; GWAR Certification before Fall 09, or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or instructor permission)

CRJ 230

The Prison (Classified graduate status; CRJ 200, CRJ 255, CRJ 256 and CRJ 260; or chair permission)

CRJ 231

Graduate Seminar in Corrections (Classified graduate status; CRJ 200, CRJ 255, CRJ 256 and CRJ 260; or chair permission)

CRJ 233

Psychodynamics of Confinement (Classified graduate status; CRJ 200, CRJ 255, CRJ 256 and CRJ 260; or chair permission)

CRJ 240

Contemporary Issues in Policing (Classified graduate status; CRJ 200, CRJ 255, CRJ 256 and CRJ 260; or chair permission)

CRJ 250

Comparative Analysis of the Criminal Justice System (Classified graduate status; CRJ 200, CRJ 255, CRJ 256 and CRJ 260; or chair permission)

CRJ 251

White-Collar Crime (Classified graduate status; CRJ 200, CRJ 255, CRJ 256 and CRJ 260; or chair permission)

CRJ 252

Violence and Victims (Classified graduate status; CRJ 200, CRJ 255, CRJ 256 and CRJ 260; or chair permission)

CRJ 256

Historical Analysis of the American Criminal Justice System (Graduate status)

CRJ 257

The Nature of Terrorism (Classified graduate status; CRJ 200, CRJ 255, CRJ 256 and CRJ 260; or chair permission)

CRJ 262

Administration of Juvenile Justice (Classified graduate status; CRJ 200, CRJ 255, CRJ 256 and CRJ 260; or chair permission)

CRJ 266

Personnel Administration in Justice Organizations (Classified graduate status; CRJ 200, CRJ 255, CRJ 256 and CRJ 260; or chair permission)

CRJ 267

Criminal Justice Issues in Collective Bargaining and Arbitration (Classified graduate status; CRJ 200, CRJ 255, CRJ 256 and CRJ 260; or chair permission)

CRJ 289

Criminal Justice Systems of the Future (Classified graduate status; CRJ 200, CRJ 255, CRJ 256 and CRJ 260; or chair permission)

CRJ 295

Internship (Graduate status)

CRJ 296 series course

Experimental Offerings in Criminal Justice

CRJ 299

Special Problems (Classified graduate status; CRJ 200, CRJ 255, CRJ 256 and CRJ 260; or chair permission)

C. Culminating Experience (3-6 units)

(3)

CRJ 500

Culminating Experience: Criminal Justice Comprehensive Examination (Advanced to candidacy) OR

(3)

CRJ 501

Culminating Experience: Thesis/Project Development (Advanced to candidacy) AND

(3)

CRJ 502

Culminating Experience: Thesis or Project (Advanced to candidacy; satisfactory completion of CRJ 501)

Note: Students requiring more than one semester to complete their culminating experience must either re-enroll in CRJ 500 or must enroll in CCE 599, Graduate Continuous Enrollment, which is offered by the College of Continuing Education (CCE) through concurrent enrollment (Open University).

Career Possibilities

Investigative positions, most with law enforcement authority, with federal, state, and local agencies such as the FBI, ATF, Secret Service, DEA, Homeland Security Administration, state level Departments of Justice, Alcohol Beverage Control, Department of Motor Vehicles, District Attorney's and Public Defender's Offices · Includes uniformed peace officer positions within local and state governments, such as: police officer, deputy sheriff, highway patrol, and natural resources officer, including crime scene specialists, and crime analysts · Correctional peace officer positions including state and local probation officers and parole agents within adult and juvenile correctional systems · Includes non-sworn correctional counselors and administrators. Private corporate security agents and investigators such as those employed by banks and insurance companies and transportation companies, including loss-prevention specialists · Victim services and officer services positions within a wide variety of social service agencies related to crime, justice, and rehabilitation · In addition, graduates can pursue advanced degrees in law or research disciplines, and may apply to military officer candidate schools.

Faculty

Dimitri Bogazianos, Cecil Canton, Tim Capron, Tim Croisdale, Owen Cater, Sue Escobar, Yvette Farmer, Ricky Gutierrez, James Hernandez, Shihlung Huang, Marlyn Jones, Laurie Kubicek, Lynette Lee, Russell Loving, Mary Maguire, Stephanie Mizrahi, Daniel Okada, Xin Ren, Kaylene Richards-Ekeh, Jennie Singer, David Swim, Ernest Uwazie, William Vizzard

Contact Information

Mary Maguire, Division Chair
Donna Vasiliou, Administrative Support Coordinator
Alpine Hall 137
(916) 278-6487
www.csus.edu/HHS/cj



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