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 Department of Criminology and Justice Studies stands in solidarity with our AAPI students, faculty, staff, and our broader AAPI communities. We condemn the recent acts of gendered and racialized violence and hate that resulted in the tragic death of eight victims in Atlanta. Read more
The Department of Criminology and Justice Studies would like to express support towards the Armenian community related to the ongoing conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh and its consequences. Read more
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.