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Criminal Justice

College of Health and Human Services

KIN Courtyard

Department Chair: Henry Fradella

Department Office: Social Science Public Affairs Bldg. (SS/PA), Room 258
Telephone: (562) 985-4738

Faculty: Gia E. Barboza, Bruce Berg, Henry F. Fradella, Judy Hails, Connie Ireland, Aili Malm, Harvey N. Morley, Lisa Murphy, Tracy Tolbert, Sam Torres, Brenda Vogel, Ronald E. Vogel, John Wang

Undergraduate Advisor: Sam Torres

Graduate Advisor: Bruce Berg

Internship Coordinator: Harvey Morley

Office Manager: De Metria Washington

CAREER OPTIONS
Police Officer • Probation Officer • Claims Representative • Private Investigator • Customs Agent • Special Agent FBI • Health & Safety Inspector • Criminologist • Game Warden • Park Ranger • Alcohol-Tobacco-Firearms Agent • Correctional Officer • Paralegal • Immigration Inspector • Intelligence Analyst-CIA • Parole Officer • Teacher • Prison Administrator • Lawyer • Credit Investigator • Border Patrol Agent (Some of these careers require additional education or experience.) Various entry-level trainee positions in business and industry are available for graduates regardless of academic discipline.

Introduction

The Department of Criminal Justice works collaboratively to investigate, understand, and solve social problems related to crime through the interdisciplinary and comparative study of crime and criminal behavior, as well as the policies and systems designed to control criminality. We offer both the baccalaureate and master's degrees in criminal justice, as well as an undergraduate minor in criminal justice. All of these programs are interdisciplinary in nature. Through a social scientific lens, our challenging curricula are designed to sharpen students' reasoning, ethical decision making, problem solving, and communication abilities. Graduates of our degree programs are well-prepared to become agents of positive change in the justice system through evaluation, research, ethical practice, and dedicated service. Graduates are also well-prepared to pursue advanced degrees in criminology/criminal justice, law, public affairs, and related graduate fields.