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.
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.
campuses offer distinctive and distinguished criminal justice
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.