Criminology and Justice Studies

Student Resources

Scholarships - Student Awards

The Department of Criminology and Justice Studies is very proud to announce a number of student awards for the 2021-2022 academic year. Our department is grateful to those who donate so generously to these various awards and we would not be able to do this without their support.

  • Please review the various award requirements below to see which one(s) you may qualify for. Students are encouraged to apply for each of the awards for which they are eligible.
  • Applications must be submitted online via the appropriate link. The deadline for submission is Friday, April 1, 2022.

For questions about any of the awards or application process, please email Dr. Glidden at marc.glidden@csun.edu

Nick Zingo Memorial Award

(Link - https://forms.gle/DbHiVC4LaYjc3pGC8)

This award of $1,000 is intended to support a criminology and justice studies major who is in good academic standing with the university, who can demonstrate a desire to succeed in the field of criminology and justice studies, and who has an interest in a career in public service.

 Requirements:

     Applicant’s CSUN GPA must be 3.0 or higher

     Applicant must be a junior or senior as of Spring 2022 and enrolled as a major in the Department of Criminology and Justice studies

     Applicants should be interested in a career in public service

Community College Transfer Award

(Link - https://forms.gle/KycmAtocGy4CTTCv8)

This award of $500 is intended to support a criminology and justice studies major who is in good academic standing with the university, who can demonstrate a desire to succeed in the field of criminology and justice studies, and who has transferred from a California Community College.

 Requirements:

  • Applicant’s CSUN GPA must be 3.0 or higher
  • Applicant must be a transfer student from a California Community College with 60 completed units from a community college and enrolled as a Criminology and Justice Studies major

Emily Fox Memorial Award for Outstanding Work in Intimate Partner Violence

(Link - https://forms.gle/824NLxCKzcBY7LbQ8)

This award of $500 is intended to recognize a student who has done outstanding work in the quest of helping victims of intimate partner violence.

 Requirements:

  • Applicant must be either a Criminology and Justice Studies or Sociology Option 2 major
  • Applicant’s overall GPA must be 3.0 or higher
  • Applicant should have experience with or be interested in working with victims of intimate partner violence

Fred Mesropi Memorial Award

(Link - https://forms.gle/qjBuUw2s3aM8Atyf9)

This award of $500 is intended to support a criminology and justice studies major who is in good academic standing with the university and who has demonstrated a commitment and interest in pursuing law as a career.

 Requirements:

  • Applicant’s CSUN GPA must be 3.0 or higher
  • Applicant must be a junior or senior as of Spring 2022 and enrolled as a major in the Department of Criminology and Justice studies
  • Applicants should be interested in a career in law

Lori Anderson Memorial Award

 (Link - https://forms.gle/ixm7SgXgrUu4RpaA9)

 This award of $500 is intended to support an outstanding Criminology and Justice Studies or Sociology Option 2 student who wishes to pursue a career in law enforcement.

 Requirements:

  • Applicant’s overall GPA must be 3.0 or higher
  • Applicant must be a junior or senior as of Spring 2022
  • Applicant must be a Criminology and Justice Studies major or Sociology Option 2 major

 Pay It Forward Award

 (Link - https://forms.gle/q4F2Ze6vrfbeheHL7)

 This award of $500 is intended to support a criminology and justice studies major who is in good academic standing with the university, who can demonstrate a desire to succeed in the field of criminology and justice studies, and has experience in helping students/CSUN community in a food bank and/or other support program.

 Requirements:

     Applicant’s CSUN GPA must be 2.5 or higher.

     Applicant must be a junior or senior as of Spring 2022 and enrolled as a major in the Department of Criminology and Justice studies

     Applicants shall demonstrate their experience with a food bank or other student focused program that helps overcome barriers students face 

Svonkin Family Award

 (Link - https://forms.gle/8wsgipKT5DLJHoZV7)

  This award of $1,000 is intended to support a criminology and justice studies major who is in good academic standing with the university, who can demonstrate a desire to succeed in the field of criminology and justice studies, and who is seeking a career in public service.

 Requirements:

 Applicant’s CSUN GPA must be 3.0 or higher

     Applicant must be a graduate of a LA or Pasadena Community College.

     Applicants must be a junior or senior as of Spring 2022 and enrolled as a major in the Department of Criminology and Justice Studies.

     Applicants shall demonstrate their interest in pursuing a career in public service

 

Internship & Field Experience Courses

All CJS majors are required to complete an internship or field experience course with an attached internship, service-learning, or applied coursework component. We offer several options for courses and site placements focusing on areas of interest in the criminology and criminal justice field.

Information for Fall 2022: We are offering several CJS courses that fulfill the internship and field experience requirement for the CJS major. The following information details each of these courses, including class meeting times, course modalities, and instructions to apply. Please read the following information carefully, noting that each course varies regarding service learning, internship, and applied coursework requirements, as well as class meeting modality. We encourage students to read about all of the options before making a selection regarding the course they would like to enroll in using the instructions provided. We ask that students only apply to one internship or field experience course to allow us to process applications smoothly. 

For specific questions regarding internships and field experience courses, contact Dr. Katherine Lorenz at katherine.lorenz@csun.edu

Internship and Field Experience Course Guide and Handbook:

All students, faculty, and internship site supervisors are expected to review the Internship and Field Experience Handbook, applicable to every class and good for students, faculty, and staff. We encourage students to review this document prior to beginning their internship/field experience work. 

The CJS Internship/Field Experience Courses for Summer and Fall 2022:

For summer and fall 2022, the CJS department will be offering the following courses to fulfill the internship and field experience requirement. Students are encouraged to choose the course that best fits their needs and career interests. Review the information below for information about each course for fall 2022 and instructions for applying to and enrolling in each course. Note that there is not an application deadline, but we will enroll students until the courses are at capacity on a first-come-first-serve basis for eligible students.

Summer 2022:

CJS 494E/EE: Community Programs Internship course

This course is a great opportunity for students who are interested in advocacy, community-based work, or would like to learn more about working in a non-profit organization that is rooted in social justice or criminology. Students commonly intern with organizations providing sexual/domestic violence advocacy, legal support to community members, homelessness advocacy, and mental health work.

Students who enroll in this course will be completing approximately 120 hours of in-person internship work (approx. 8 hours/week) during the semester that will be completed while interning for LAPD Hollywood Station. Thus, placement for this course is going to be facilitated by the CJS department by placing students in the LAPD Hollywood PALS Program. The service-learning work with LAPD Hollywood PALS will take place in-person. PAL's combines academic, athletic, and recreational activities to work with "at-promise" youth in the city. In addition, students enrolled in this course will be exposed to some facets of police-related activities at LAPD Hollywood Station. Students accepted will need to fulfill the Live Scan/background check requirements. This course is a great opportunity for students interested in policing, law enforcement, and youth mentoring. Students are also welcomed to find their own internship site, but this must be approved by the CJS department. Internships can be remote or in-person. This class will take place on-campus at a date and time to be determined later.

This course runs during the summer 1 session from 5/31-8/23. For specific questions or to enroll in this course, contact Dr. Eric Gamino (Eric.Gamino@csun.edu). 

Fall 2022:

CJS 494 A/AA: Law Enforcement (AT CAPACITY FOR FALL 2022)

CJS 494A/AA: This course is designed for students who would like to learn more about the law enforcement field and profession. CJS 494A/AA students will be required to complete 120 field internship hours (approx. 8 hours/week) during the semester that will be completed in-person at the LAPD-Valley Bureau police station. Students will be randomly assigned to the station regardless of where they live. This class will meet on campus Thursdays from 5-6:45PM.

This course is at capacity for fall 2022. If you have applied for this course, please wait to be contacted by Dr. Gamino (May) regarding next steps for enrollment and placement at the LAPD Valley Bureau. Students accepted will need to fulfill the Live Scan/background check requirements. Do not contact LAPD directly until instructed to do so.

For specific questions, contact the course instructor Dr. Eric Gamino at eric.gamino@csun.edu

CJS 494 B/BB: Law and Courts 

This course is designed for students who would like to learn more about the courts, law, and work as an attorney. Students will complete 120 hours (approx. 8 hours/week) at an internship site. Students are expected to find their own internship site which can include internships with a legal office, courthouse, or an organization that provides legal support to community members. Students may also opt to complete a remote internship with the Post-Conviction Legal Project led by Professor Zucker.

This class will meet on campus on Mondays from 11:30AM - 1:10PM. For specific information or to apply for this course, contact the course instructor Professor Bruce Zucker (bruce.zucker@csun.edu). 

CJS 454AC: Applied Corrections

Students enrolled in CJS 454AC will take a critical look at current issues related to the field of corrections. Issues will revolve around the topics of mass incarceration, the experience of incarceration, and re-entry. Students will engage in meaningful discussions with peers about course topics and readings. Students will also hear from several guest presenters from various organizations, including but not limited to, LA County Probation, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation – Parole, LA County Detention Centers, and Behavioral Systems Southwest. Students will also have the opportunity to hear from previous offenders about the experiences and hurdles related to incarceration. 

This course does not require internship or service learning hours, but students will engage in field research regarding the field of corrections. This course will meet on-campus on Fridays from 11AM - 1:45PM. To apply for this course, complete the application and wait to be contacted regarding enrollment.

For questions, contact Dr. Katherine Lorenz (Katherine.Lorenz@csun.edu). 

CJS 494 E/EE: Community Programs 

This course is a great opportunity for students who are interested in advocacy, community-based work, or would like to learn more about working in a non-profit organization that is rooted in social justice or criminology. Students commonly intern with organizations providing sexual/domestic violence advocacy, legal support to community members, homelessness advocacy, and mental health work.

Students who enroll in this course will be completing approximately 120 hours of remote internship work (approx. 8 hours/week) in addition to coursework. Students are responsible for finding and applying to an internship site, which can be remote or in-person. Please review the list of sites that are looking for interns for the fall 2022 semester. Students should review this document and follow the instructions to apply to the internship site. Students are also welcome to find their own internship site, but this must be approved by the CJS department. Internships can be remote or in-person.

This course will meet online over Zoom Thursdays from 4 - 5:40PM. To be considered for this course, complete the course application and to internship site(s). Students must have an internship site set up before they are eligible to enroll in this course so it is the student's responsibility to take the next step regarding enrollment. Once you have your internship set up, contact Dr. Katherine Lorenz (Katherine.Lorenz@csun.edu) to move forward with enrollment. 

CJS 452MO: MOSAIC Youth Mentoring

The MOSAIC program gives university students the opportunity to mentor youth "at risk" for academic failure, joining gangs, abusing drugs, and other negative outcomes while gaining valuable work experience in the field of education, social work, counseling, law enforcement, and probation. As part of this course, you will be trained as a part-time MOSAIC youth mentor, working in small groups directly with youth to build the self-efficacy that is crucial for academic and life success.

This class will meet on-campus every Monday from 7-9:45PM. Student mentors will work approximately 50-60 hours (5-6 hours/week) during the hours of 8:30AM and 3:30PM, Monday through Friday. This class and the mentoring work will be taking place in person. The class is taught by Dr. Alex Ojeda.

To be considered for this course, complete the application. Once you have applied for this course, MOSAIC will follow up with you to set up a quick informational interview. Upon completion of the interview, you will be issued a permission number by Dr. Nayan Ramirez to enroll in the class, if accepted. Priority will be given to students who enrolled in Professor Sanchez's fall 2021 or spring 2022 course, however, we will try to accommodate as many students as we are able. 

For specific questions, contact Dr. Nayan Ramirez at nayan.ramirez@csun.edu

Pathway from Juvenile Justice (CJS 310) during Fall 2022 to MOSAIC for Spring 2023:

Are you interested in working with youth in your future career? The MOSAIC youth mentoring internship and field experience course allows you to gain hands-on experience mentoring youth in local alternative/continuation high schools. To prepare you for your internship experience in the MOSAIC course during Spring 2023, the spring juvenile justice class spends extra time throughout the semester focusing on issues related to mentoring at-promise youth. Because of this, students who complete the Fall 2022 CJS 310 class will have priority registration for the Spring 2023 MOSAIC internship and field experience class. 

To be considered for the MOSAIC Pathway CJS 310 course, you must complete an application. After completing the application, you will be contacted regarding enrollment. For specific questions, contact Professor Crystal Sanchez at crystal.sanchez@csun.edu

CJS 480: Applied Research in CJS (Section 1)

The CJS 480 course combines field experience with empirical qualitative research. As part of this course, students will complete approximately 50 hours (4 hours/week) of volunteer work with the children's literacy organization Reading Partners. Students will engage in direct and one-on-one reading tutoring with children identified as 6+ months behind in reading level, which will take place in 1 hour sessions four times each week based on the volunteer's schedule. In this class, we will discuss literacy, community support, and early intervention programming in connection to prevention strategies for criminogenic behavior and mass incarceration. Students will use their volunteer work as a foundation for a qualitative research project. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in sexual violence work or advocacy, graduate school, or research. Students will leave this course with a solid writing sample for graduate school or job applications. Due to the research focus of the course, students enrolled in this course should have already completed CJS 430/L or another research method course, or be taking these courses at the same time.

Volunteer work will be completed remotely each week based on the volunteer's schedule, typically taking place in four one-hour sessions throughout the week. The class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8AM - 9:15AM. Once students begin their volunteer work (week 3) students will attend class on Monday OR Wednesday. The class will meet both over Zoom and on-campus. This class will have a fully remote option (i.e., Zoom class meetings & remote volunteer work) for students who are unable to attend campus.

To be considered for this course, complete the application and wait to be contacted (mid-April). Students admitted to the course will need to complete Live Scan/Background check requirements.

For specific questions, contact the course instructor Dr. Katherine Lorenz at katherine.lorenz@csun.edu

CJS 480: Applied Research in CJS (Section 2)

The CJS 480 course combines field experience work with research. In this course, students will complete 40-50 hours of volunteer work while completing a research project based on this experience. Students in this course will work with the LAPD PAL's (Police Activity League) program, a youth crime prevention program LAPD created and maintains. PAL's combines academic, athletic, recreational activities to work with "at-risk" youth in the city. This course is a great opportunity for students interested in policing, law enforcement, youth mentoring, graduate school, or research. 

This class will take place on-campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 - 1:45PM. The service learning work with LAPD Pals will take place in-person. To be considered for this course, complete the application and wait to be contacted regarding enrollment (mid-April). Students must successfully complete a background check.

For further questions regarding this course, contact Dr. Katherine Lorenz (katherine.lorenz@csun.edu).

CJS 452ME: Mentoring in Criminology and Justice Studies

This course will prepare students for success in their future careers in criminology/criminal justice or graduate school by increasing their understanding of theories of mentorship and restorative justice approaches to practice. The course will provide students with opportunities to learn about restorative justice approaches, practice professional skills, and apply effective mentoring strategies to real-world scenarios and with highly diverse populations. Specifically, students will have opportunities to apply theories and principles of mentoring in structured and supervised settings by mentoring first-year CJS students.

Students will complete mentoring in-person and over Zoom. Students are expected to create programming for the mentees/department and these activities may occur outside of scheduled class time. In addition to this work, students will meet as a class each week in person. This class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-3:15PM on campus. To be considered for this course, complete the application and wait to be contacted regarding enrollment.

For specific questions, contact Dr. Nayan Ramirez at nayan.ramirez@csun.edu.  

CJS 454PY: Police Youth Programs 

 In this course, students will complete 60 hours of volunteer work while completing a research project based on this experience. Students in this course will work with the LAPD PAL's (Police Activity League) program in Hollywood, a youth crime prevention program LAPD created and maintains. PAL's combines academic, athletic, recreational activities to work with "at-risk" youth in the city. This course is a great opportunity for students interested in policing, law enforcement, youth mentoring, graduate school, or research. 

This class will take place both on-campus some Thursdays from 7-9:45PM, and via Zoom on the alternate Thursdays, also 7:00 PM to 9:45PM. Professor Gamino will supply the meeting schedule on the first night of class. The service learning work with LAPD Pals will take place in-person. To be considered for this course, complete the application and wait to be contacted regarding enrollment (mid-April). Students must successfully complete a background check.

For questions, contact Dr. Eric Gamino (Eric.Gamino@csun.edu). 

Other Options for Satisfying the Internship/Field Experience Requirement:

Students can also enroll in internship/field experience courses outside of the CJS department. These courses have different requirements for enrollment and hours required. We encourage students to review the information provided by these departments for more information. Any student who enrolls in an internship course outside of the CJS department must contact Dr. Katherine Lorenz at katherine.lorenz@csun.edu or Dr. Vickie Jensen at vickie.jensen@csun.edu for approval and substitution in your DPR. These opportunities include: 

Help with Internship Site Placement:

For students who are looking for and applying to internship sites, we encourage you to visit the Career Center. The Career Center can help in searching for internships, creating/revising resumes, and preparing for interviews. The Career Center is open, offering virtual services during remote learning. 

Graduate School Resources

Considering Graduate School?

CJS faculty are a great resource for students considering and preparing for graduate school. CJS hosts a Canvas site dedicated to providing important information and examples to help students prepare for graduate school and the application process. You can self-enroll in the Canvas site by going to https://canvas.csun.edu/enroll/MJJB8M. The department also holds monthly workshops dedicated to preparing application materials. The following faculty are also available for a one-on-one consultation via the Canvas site:

  • Dr. Nayan Ramirez                    
  • Dr. Katherine Lorenz
  • Dr. Brianne Posey                                
  • Dr. Anastasiia Timmer

Workshops:

The Workshops for Fall 2021 are set and we hope you can attend! The workshops will be held in person in SH 451 (the Whitsett room) and simultaneously on Zoom for remote students. They will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM on the following Fridays, October 15, November 12, and December 10. You can join the workshops remotely by going to tinyurl.com/cjsgradworkshops. No reservation is required. It is never too early to learn about graduate school!

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Important Dates for Spring 2022

Important Dates for Fall 2021

Here are some important dates that will hopefully help you enjoy a successful semester:

January 24            Monday                       Weekday Classes begin

March 21 -27        Monday-Sunday           Spring Recess; No instruction

March 31              Thursday                     César Chávez Holiday; Campus Closed

May 13                 Friday                         Last day of formal instruction

May 14-20            Saturday-Friday            Final examinations

May 14                 Saturday                      Honors Convocation

May 20-23            Friday-Monday              Commencements (CJS Commencement is Sat May 21, starting at 08:00 AM).

May 25                Wednesday                    Instructors' grades due

May 25                Wednesday                    Last day of 2021-2022 academic year

May 30                 Monday                        Memorial Day Holiday; Campus Closed

 

Academic Advisement

Advising within the Criminology and Justice Studies department offers personal one-on-one advising sessions with the Department Chair Dr. Vickie Jensen:  http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/sociology/vickie-jensen. Dr. Jensen's email is vickie.jensen@csun,edu.

  • **"Dr. Jensen is not an academic advisor, however, she is proficient in advising students within the major if they are having any difficulties with classes or needs a mentor to speak too.*

Please contact the Criminology and Justice Studies Department, either by emailing cjs@csun.edu or calling (818) 677–2117 for more information. 

**CSUN provides a wealth of academic advising services and resources for students including referrals to faculty and staff advisors in your major. **

When meeting virtually with Dr. Jensen it would be helpful to have ready any documents you might find necessary for your meeting. This might include:

  • Your DPR—Degree Progress Report.
  • And anything else you feel would be important.

Student Services Center and EOP Satellite

 

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The Student Services Center/EOP (SSC/EOP) for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is an academic support program that offers programs which enhance students' educational experiences, foster student development and promote academic success. The SSC/EOP serves majors in: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Criminology and Justice Studies, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology Sociology, and Urban Studies & Planning.

The SSC/EOP also provides additional services for majors in the College who are part of the Educational Opportunity Program. (EOP)

Our advisors are working remotely and available to assist students through phone or zoom advisement. To schedule an appointment, please email: appointmentrequest@csun.edu  or call 818-677-2658 and leave a message.

  • Make sure to include your name, ID number, and days and times of the week that you are available. Please make sure to include a call back number.  
  • Someone from our office will contact you to schedule your appointment. Additionally, if you have general questions you can also use the same email.

CJS Student Club

The Criminology and Justice Studies department is home to the Associated Students recognized and student-led organization: The Criminology and Justice Studies Club. 

This club is geared toward helping students learn about the criminal justice profession and network with those in the field. Meetings often include guest speakers from professionals in the field as well as field trips to local agencies and organizations. Meetings are geared toward the interests of student members and meetings are led by the club's executive board. This student-led club meets twice each month and is open to students of all majors and interests!

To join the club, email to be added to the email list and register through Associated Students MataSync.

The meetings dates for Fall 2021 are the following: All meetings are held on Zoom, on Thursdays from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. A Zoom link will be posted to the social media page and/or emailed to student members before each meeting.

September 16 & 30

October 14 & 28

November 11

December 2

This is a great chance for students, especially CJS majors to meet and share interests. Please email them at

For more information, follow the club on Instagram or Facebook!

This club is entirely student-led and under the advisement of Dr. Katherine Lorenz.

 

 

3 + 3 Program with Southwestern Law School

BA/JD

CSUN and Southwestern Law School have established a joint, accelerated multiple-degree program through which students can earn both their Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor (JD) degrees in six years, rather than the usual seven.
 
Students who participate in the 3+3 B.A./J.D. Program will have their first year of law school count as the fourth year of their undergraduate education. Those students admitted to Southwestern through this program will also receive $10,000 Wildman/Schumacher entering student scholarships, which may be renewable in subsequent years depending on academic performance. Students from any discipline, including CJS, are welcome to apply. 
 

On and Off Campus Resources

On Campus:  CSUN offers amazing resources for students in their academic journey. Whether it be personal or academic related, CSUN can provide resources for Student Success. During the current health conditions, all services are being offered virtually. Thank you.

Each campus Department has their own 4 digit campus extension. From a campus phone, dial the 4 digit code. From off campus, please start with (818) 677 and then the 4 digit number.

 

 

Off Campus:

Criminaljustice.com is "a website dedicated to conducting unbiased research about criminal justice education and career opportunities. Our goal is to create a place where readers can acquire information and learn insights that can empower their career" (from criminaljustice.com. Here is a link to their SCHOLARSHIP information. 

TheBestColleges.org have recently created a guide to Scholarships for Criminal Justice Students, which includes a detailed list of athletic, academic, leadership, and minority scholarship opportunities. This is a really good resource for CSUN students and students at any institution.

Graduate Schools

Specific Links:

Nov. 2020  UC Irvine Post Baccalaureate Program in Psychological Science:   www.ps.soceco.uci.edu  Applications:  https://tinyurl.com/y4r8r7ye

Other Programs.

Arizona State University, M.S. and PhD programs:

Advanced Degrees in Forensics and Legal Psychology.

The following Masters Programs are available to further your education:

Master's of Science in Criminalistics at CSU Los Angeles

Master's of Science in Criminal Justice at San Diego State University

Master's of Science in Justice Studies at San Jose State University

Master's of Science in Criminology at San Jose State University

Master's of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice at CSU Long Beach

Master's of Public Administration in Criminal Justice Policy and Administration at CSU Dominguez Hills

Public Administration Education Guides: Master's degree, jobs and information. Public policy and administration industries.

Master's of Science in Criminology at Fresno State University

Master's of Science in Criminal Justice at Sacramento State University

Master's of Arts in Criminal Justice at CSU San Bernardino

Master's of Arts in Criminal Justice at CSU Stanislaus

Master's of Arts in Criminology, Law, and Society at UC Irvine

 

 

Honor Society - Alpha Phi Sigma

Honor Society Advisor:

 Dr. Nayan Ramirez

Mission Statement:

The mission of Alpha Phi Sigma is to promote analytical thinking, rigorous scholarship and lifelong learning; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research; to elevate the ethical standards of the criminal justice professions and to sustain in the public mind and benefit and necessity of education and professional training.

Purpose:

1.   Promoting academic excellence through the recognition of scholarship.

2.   Assisting in the development of professional and personal leadership among students and practitioners.

3.   Providing opportunities for services to the community and the profession,

4.   Encouraging greater communication among member chapters and the entire criminal justice profession.

**Requirements to JOIN the Honor Society** 

1). Undergraduate students shall be enrolled in California State University Northridge have declared a major; minor or equivalent in the criminal justice or related field, have completed three full-time semesters or its equivalent, have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, and rank in the top 35% of their class. A minimum of four courses of the above course work shall be in the criminal justice field. 

2). Graduate students shall be enrolled in a graduate program in criminal justice or related field, have completed four courses, have a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale or rank in the upper 25% of their class. 

3). Transfer members from any Alpha Phi Sigma recognized chapter who transfers to California State University Northridge shall be accepted into Pi Beta Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma National Headquarters will not issue a new certificate of membership unless specially requested by the chapter advisor and paid for by the member.

 If you are interested in joining Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society, please email nayan.ramirez@csun.edu for more information.

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Career Resources

Update on Law Enforcement Careers:  Since the pandemic forced the suspension of the early steps of recruitment and testing, the face to face pieces, like physical agility tests, even Academy classes, agencies have fallen behind meeting their recruitment goals. CJS has received multiple recent notifications that departments are moving forward again and eager to hire multiple positions. Please check with the agencies you are interested in joining to see how you may proceed. We wish you good luck in your career pursuits.

Here within the department of Criminology and Justice Studies we have collected some online career and internship resources for students who are searching for those opportunities. We strongly encourage our students to utilize every resources available. 

CSUN also has on-campus resources for careers and internships, The Career Center offers resources in person and online for students and recent graduates.

The Career Center, located in Bayramian Hall 413, or call them at (818) 677-2878.

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August 27, 2021 Part Time paid position, and Full Time position, open now:

Immediate Part time paid paralegal position and Full Time Position

 Criminal Defense Law firm in Glendale 

 Duties include filing, phone calls, light computer work, travel to court, writing letters, interaction with clients and courts, regular paralegal duties. 

 Must be fluent in Spanish 

Experience is a plus, Will train; Flexible hours. Will lead to full time position in future. 

 Please send resume to sheidash@aol.com 

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FBI Collegiate Hiring Initiative postings are currently available nationwide.

 Positions Posted: Administrative Specialist, Program Analyst, Security Specialist, Computer Scientist, Data Analyst, Electronics Technician Trainee, IT Specialist, Operational Support Technician

         Application Deadline: 09/30/2021

 Applicants interested in this program should apply on-line at WWW.FBIJobs.GOV.

 The FBI’s Collegiate Hiring Initiative recruits graduating seniors or individuals who have undergraduate, graduate or PhD degrees to begin their careers in a hands-on, supportive team environment. Collegiate Hires make tremendous contributions to the FBI’s mission, from ensuring the smooth running of operational squads by performing key business and administrative functions, to working as a core part of the investigative teams by analyzing and visualizing data, among many other opportunities.

 

Key Requirements

1.       Be a U.S. citizen.

2.       Attend/have attended a college or university as an undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral student. Recent graduates must have graduated within 24 months of the program date; veterans within 72 months. Upcoming graduates must graduate by June 2022 to be eligible.

3.       Have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA or better at the time of application and through graduation.

4.       Pass all FBI employment background investigation requirements and be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.

 Questions about the Collegiate Hiring Initiative can be directed to AS Breanna Espejo.

 Thank you! 

 Diane Gonzalez

FBI Los Angeles

Community Outreach Specialist

31-420-6630

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Correctional Nursing Careers:

Correctional nurses are vital caretakers for inmates of prisons and jails—they are also in high demand nationally. We want to introduce students of California State University, Northridge to the challenging yet rewarding path of correctional nursing as a career prospect within the context of their studies.

Our team at NurseJournal.org is dedicated to educating students about the complexities of the nursing field. Below you will find our guide which provides an insightful career overview as a correctional nurse, with information such as the job outlook, certifications required, and salary, as well as several helpful resources to explore: 

Correctional Nurse Career Guide
https://nursejournal.org/careers/correctional-nurse/ 

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