International Criminal Justice (BA)

 

The major in International Criminal Justice introduces students to the nature and cause of crime at the international level and to the mechanisms for its prevention and control. Components of the criminal justice system as they apply to transnational and international crime are studied, as well as the impact of international law and human rights in addressing crimes against humanity. The major is intended to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed for careers in which the globalization of crime plays an important role. It also is designed to prepare students for advanced work in graduate or professional school.

Some details:
PART 1: CORE COURSES
PART 2: FOUNDATION COURSES
PART 3: SKILLS COURSES
PART 4: SPECIALIZED AREAS
PART 5: INTERNSHIP
PART 6: CAPSTONE COURSE

Credits required: 39         Four Year Academic Plan         Course Checklist             

Prerequisites: ECO 101, SOC 101 and GOV 101 or POL 101. SOC 101 fulfills the general education requirements in the Flexible Core: Individual & Society area and POL 101 fulfills the Flexible Core: U.S. Experience in its Diversity area.

Coordinator: Professor Klaus von Lampe, Department of Law and Police Science (212.237.8249, kvlampe@jjay.cuny.edu)

Additional information: Students who enrolled for the first time at the College or changed to this major in September 2007 or thereafter must complete the major in the form presented here. Students who enrolled prior to that date may choose either the form shown here or the earlier version of the major. A copy of the earlier version can be obtained at the Office of Undergraduate Studies or at the Lloyd George Sealy Library.

PART 1: CORE COURSES

Subtotal: 9 credits

Required
ICJ 101 Introduction to International Criminal Justice
ECO 231 Global Economic Development and Crime
POL 259/LAW 259 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

PART 2. FOUNDATION COURSES

Subtotal: 9 credits

Select one in each category

Category A

Select one
ANT 230 Culture and Crime
POL 250 International Law and Justice

Category B
Select one
ECO 245 International Economics
POL 257 Comparative Politics
POL 260 International Relations
PAD 260 International Public Administration


Category C
Required
SOC 341 International Criminology

PART 3. SKILLS COURSES

Subtotal: 9 credits

Category A. Language Skills
Required
One 200-level foreign language course in any language other than English

Please note: SPA 207, SPA 208 and SPA 335 do NOT fulfill this language requirement. They are taught in English.

Category B. Research Methods
Required

STA 250 Principles and Methods of Statistics
ICJ 310 Foundations of Scholarship in International Criminal Justice

PART 4. SPECIALIZED AREAS

Subtotal: 9 credits

Students select three courses from Part Four, with at least one in each category.

Category A. Global Perspectives on Crime

Select at least one 

COR 303 Comparative Correction Systems
ECO 260 Environmental Economics, Regulation and Policy

ECO 327 Political Economy of Gender

ECO 333 Sustainability: Preserving the Earth as a Human Habitat
HIS 383 History of Terrorism
PSC 309 Comparative Police Systems
PSC 415 Seminar on Terrorism
POL 210 Comparative Urban Political Systems
POL 246 Politics of Globalization and Inequality
POL 320 International Human Rights
POL 325 The Politics of Transnational Crime
POL 328 Politics of International Security
POL 362 Terrorism and International Relations
SOC 251 Sociology of Human Rights
SOC 275 Political Imprisonment
SOC 333 Gender Issues in International Criminal Justice
SOC 335 Migration and Crime


Category B. Area/Regional Studies

Select at least one 
AFR 210 Drugs and Crime in Africa
AFR 220 Law and Justice in Africa (formerly AAJ 293)
AFR 229 Restorative Justice: Making Peace and Resolving Conflict
HIS 325 Criminal Justice in European Society, 1750 to the Present
HIS 380 The Secret Police in Western Society
LLS 242/POL 242/HIS 242 U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America
LLS 220 Human Rights and Law in Latin America
LLS 232/AFR 232 Comparative Perspectives on Crime in the Caribbean
LLS 250 Drugs, Crime and Law in Latin America 
LLS 356 Terror and Transtitional Justice in Latin America 
LLS 401 Seminar in Latina/o Issues: Gender, Race, Ethnicity and the Legal System
PSC 250 Criminal Justice in Eastern Europe
POL 331Government and Politics in the Middle East
SOC 351 Crime and Delinquency in Asia

PART 5. INTERNSHIP

Subtotal: 0-3 credits

A highly recommended elective 
ICJ 381 Internship in International Criminal Justice  

PART 6. CAPSTONE COURSE

Subtotal: 3 credits

Required
ICJ 401 Capstone Seminar in International Criminal Justice

Total: 39-42 credits