Criminal Justice

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Dean: Joel Kassiola

Criminal Justice Program
HSS 236
415-405-4129
Director: Michael Musheno
Assistant Director: Ken Walsh

Faculty

Professors—Musheno, Vencill

Associate ProfessoróGarcia

Assistant Professors—Clavier, Smith, Snipes

Lecturer—Fischer, Walsh

Programs

B.A. in Criminal Justice
Minor in Criminal Justice


Program Scope

Positioned within a rich urban atmosphere, the multidisciplinary program in criminal justice explores the connections between law, crime, and justice. The curriculum emphasizes critical thinking about criminal justice systems, the administration of justice, legal studies, and the political economy. It includes a culminating field experience for majors and minors. The program is intended for a diversity of students whose interests range from the local to the global, from street crime to terrorism, from municipal policing to international courts.

Participating faculty represent a network of academic cooperation and bring a range of disciplines, professions, and fields of study to bear on criminal justice, including sociology, psychology, law, political science, ethnic studies, economics, history, philosophy, and international relations.

A network of criminal justice agencies and personnel in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area serves as a powerful asset for students. An active Criminal Justice Student Association plans and implements community service, has a guest lecture program featuring criminal justice professionals, and creates a sense of community on campus.

Students in the criminal justice program will:

Career Outlook

The major and minor provide training for students who anticipate they will be engaged in their communities regarding issues of crime, law, and justice as well as those seeking careers in government, law, and higher education. Career opportunities include those in law enforcement, diversion, corporate security, crime analysis, probation, parole, corrections, juvenile justice, victim advocacy, community development, and justice research. Students who intend to pursue graduate education in criminal justice, justice studies, criminology, and related fields as well as those planning to apply to law school are encouraged to consider the major and minor in criminal justice.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

On-line course descriptions are available.

Program Units
Core Requirements
CJ 300 Criminal Justice: A Cross Disciplinary Perspective 4
Foundation—units selected from the following: 8
CJ 330 Heuristics in Criminal Justice (4)  
CJ 335 Legal Writing and Research (4)
CJ 340/IR 341 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (4)
Political Economy—units selected from the following: 6-8
ECON 515 Economics of Crime and Justice  
ECON 516 Law and Economics
HIST 428 History of the U.S. Since 1945
HIST 471 U.S. Constitution Since 1877
PLSI 551 Judicial Power in Public Policy Making (4)
PLSI 552 Individual Rights in the Constitution (4)
Interdisciplinary Options—units selected from the following: 3-4
SOC 362 The Social Construction of Deviance and Conformity (4)

 

SOC 451 Criminological Theory (4)
SOC 454 White Collar Crime (4)
SOC 455 Punishment and Social Control (4)
SOC/IR 457 Sociology of Law (4)
SOC 459 Criminal Law and Social Process (4)
PHIL 335 Law and Society
PHIL 380 Philosophy of Law
AIS 310 American Indian Religion and Philosophy
AAS 300 Asian Americans in California
ETHS 665 Asian American Community and Public Policy
BL S 375 Law and the Black Community
BL S 376 Government, the Constitution, and Black Citizens
RAZA 415 Political Economy and Raza
RAZA 430/CJ 435 Race, Crime, and Justice
RAZA/CJ 485 Issues in the Criminalization of Latino Youth
PSY 472 Introduction to Legal Psychology
PSY 475 Psychology of Policing
IR 360 Intelligence and Intelligence Agencies (4)
Total for core 21-24
Administration of Justice—units selected from the following: 8
CJ 400 Police and Public Policy (4)  
CJ 401 Criminal Profiling (4)
CJ 405 Organized Crime: A Comparative Study (4)
CJ 420 Community Policing (4)
CJ 430 Women in Policing (4)
CJ 450 Jails and Prisons (4)
CJ 451 The Architecture of Incarceration (4)
CJ 460 Community Corrections and Sentencing (4)
CJ 461/IR 361 Terrorism and Covert Political Warfare (4)
CJ 470/SOC 452 Juvenile Justice (4)
Legal Studies—units selected from the following: 8
CJ 501 Criminal Law (4)  
CJ 502 Criminal Procedure (4)
CJ 505/IR 332 International Criminal Law (4)
CJ 515 Extremism as Crime (4)
CJ 520 The Construction of Crime and Justice (4)
CJ 323 Ethics in Criminal Justice (4)
Culminating Experience—units selected from the following: 4
CJ 680 Field Course in Criminal Justice (4)  
CJ 685 Projects in the Teaching of Criminal Justice (4)
CJ 699 Special Study (1-4)
Total for major 41-44

MINOR IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

On-line course descriptions are available.

Introduction Units
CJ 300 Criminal Justice: A Cross Disciplinary Perspective 4
Substantive Core
One course from each of the following 3 sets on advisement, with courses in at least
2 disciplines:
Criminology 4
CJ 450 Jails and Prisons (4)  
SOC 362 The Social Construction of Deviance and Conformity (4)
SOC 451 Criminological Theory (4)
Legal Studies 3-4
CJ 501 Criminal Law (4)  
CJ 323 Ethics in Criminal Justice (4)
PHIL 335 Law and Society
PHIL 380 Philosophy of Law
PLSI 552 Individual Rights in the Constitution (4)
PLSI 561 Jurisprudence (4)
SOC/PLSI 457 Sociology of Law (4)
SOC 459 Criminal Law and Social Process (4)
Administration of Justice 4
CJ 400 Police and Public Policy (4)  
SOC 455 Punishment and Social Control (4)
Electives
One or more related course(s), chosen on the basis of individual interests with adviser approval
3-4
Culminating Seminar and Field Activity
CJ 680 Field Course in Criminal Justice 4
Total 22-24


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