Criminology and Justice Studies
The Department of Criminology and Justice Studies was established in Fall 2017. The Criminology and Justice Studies program promotes the theoretical, analytical, and practical understanding of crime, victimization, and the criminal justice system from a social scientific perspective. The program provides a foundation for the study of criminology and criminal justice based in critical thinking and application, theory and research methodology, understanding diversity and global perspectives, writing, and fundamentals of law and ethical practice. The department also emphasizes the intersections between the academic and professional which provides students a meaningful learning environment for application to criminal justice careers. Partnerships between the department and both the University community and the community at large provide the fertile ground for these intersections.
The CSUN Department of Criminology and Justice Studies is saddened to share the news that Professor Nick Zingo has passed away. Read the full statement.
California State University, Northridge Department Criminology and Justice Studies focuses on issues of inequality and inequity in our criminal justice system. Assistant professors Posey, Ramirez and Lorenz co-authored this article as part of our ongoing CSUN Experts series. Read the rest of the story.
The Student Services Center/EOP (SSC/EOP) for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has moved all advising services online. Get more information and learn how to make an appointment with an advisor.
Beginning Monday, March 23rd, 2020, the Criminology and Justice Department Department will hold virtual office hours. We are available online Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.