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Criminal Justice

Californiaís future depends on highly qualified graduates in an array of public service fields, including criminal justice. By producing well-prepared professionals in corrections and criminology, the California State University helps ensure that the stateís criminal justice system has qualified leadership. Statewide, the CSU produces 89 percent of the total graduates in criminal justice-related disciplines. At the graduate level, the CSU grants 59 percent of the criminal justice and corrections masterís degrees, graduating 50 each year.


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CSU graduates in criminal justice are renowned for the knowledge and skills they have acquired. At Sacramento State, where the criminal justice program is one of the largest at any North American university, students and graduates earn high marks. CSU criminology experts also bring their expertise to help solve local, national and international challenges. In early 2005, John Dussich, a Fresno State associate professor of criminology who is internationally known in the field of victimology, trauma and crisis intervention, was asked by the Indonesian government and a Jakarta university to assist in their work with victims of the December 2004 earthquake and tsunami.


CSU campuses offer distinctive and distinguished criminal justice programs—At CSU Los Angeles, a $108 million project building the Los Angeles Regional Crime Lab represents a collaborative effort involving the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Los Angeles Police Department and the California Department of Justice. CSU Los Angeles' California Forensic Science Institute will serve as the research and development arm, working to bridge the gap between scientific advances and crime laboratory utilization, and will offer in-service training courses for current criminal justice system professionals.



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Last Updated: May 17, 2005