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Degree Requirements
The course requirements for the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice include the successful completion of 30–36 credits, depending on whether the thesis or the comprehensive examination track is selected.



Required Courses

Please see the Graduate Bulletin for course descriptions.

Criminal Justice 710* Issues in Criminal Justice*
Criminal Justice 711 Issues in Criminal Justice II: Policing and Corrections *
Criminal Justice 715 Research Design and Methods*
Criminal Justice 716 Using Computers in Social Research
Criminal Justice 730 Policy Analysis in Criminal Justice

* Students must complete Criminal Justice 710, 711 and 715 within their first 15 credits of courses.



Electives

Subtotal: 12-21 credits

All students must complete the 15 core credits listed above. In addition, students must take 12 to 21 credits in elective courses (depending on whether a student is following the thesis or comprehensive examination track). Electives may be selected from any of the graduate courses offered at John Jay, subject to the approval of the CRJ graduate Program Director and the Program Director of the program in which the course is housed.


Specializations
Students must specialize in one of eight areas and take a total of 9 credits within the specialization selected. The specialization lists provided are not intended to be exhaustive. The program director has discretion to accept courses other than those noted in determining whether a student has satisfied the specialization requirement. Students should consult with the program director before taking a course for specialization credit when that course has not been noted in the list of courses for the student’s specialization.

Experimental courses in the 800-level series can be used to fulfill a specialization requirement with the approval of the program director. Dual specializations are permissible if the student has fulfilled the requirements of both specializations.

Please see the Graduate Bulletin for course descriptions.

Criminology and Deviance
Criminal Justice 701 The Sociology of Crime
Criminal Justice 712 Sex Crimes
Criminal Justice 713 White Collar Crime
Criminal Justice 714 Social Aspects of Alcohol and Drug Use
Criminal Justice 727 Cybercriminology
Criminal Justice 729 Drugs, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System
Criminal Justice 738 Perspectives on Race and Crime in America
Criminal Justice 761 Youth Crime and Delinquency Control
Criminal Justice 765 Social Movements, Revolution and Terrorism
Criminal Justice 766 Sociology of Delinquency
Criminal Justice 767 Gangs and the Community
Criminal Justice 769 Deviant Behavior
Criminal Justice 770 Advanced Criminology
Criminal Justice 771 Problems in Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice 778 Victimology
Criminal Justice 779 The Female Offender in Western Society
Criminal Justice 783 Crime and the Media
Criminal justice 784 Organized and Transnational Crime
Criminal Justice 796 History of Crime


Criminal Law and Procedure

Criminal Justice 708 Law, Evidence and Ethics
Criminal Justice 725 Capital Punishment
Criminal Justice 732 United States Constitutional Law
Criminal Justice 733 The Constitution and Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice 734 Criminal Law
Criminal Justice 735 Prosecuting Crime
Criminal Justice 736 Seminar in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Criminal Justice 752 The Law and High Technology Crime
Criminal Justice 754/Public Administration 754 Investigative Techniques
Criminal Justice 768 Law and Society
Criminal Justice 785 The American Jury
Public Administration 741 Administrative Law and Regulation
Public Administration 760 Court Administration


Police Administration

Criminal Justice 768 Law and Society
Criminal Justice 785 The American Jury
Public Administration 741 Administrative Law and Regulation
Public Administration 760 Court Administration Police Administration
Criminal Justice 739 Crime Mapping
Criminal Justice 751 Crime Scene Investigation
Criminal Justice 754/Public Administration 754 Investigative Techniques
Criminal Justice 756 Problems in Police Administration
Criminal Justice 757 The Police and the Community
Criminal Justice 759 Comparative Police Administration
Criminal Justice 760 History of Police Administration
Criminal Justice 761 Youth Crime and Delinquency Control
Criminal Justice 762 Investigating Violent Crime
Criminal Justice 771 Problems in Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice 783 Crime and the Media
Criminal Justice 786 Problem-Oriented Policing
Criminal Justice 787 Seminar in Crime Analysis and Crime Prevention


Correction Administration
Criminal Justice 703 Advanced Penology
Criminal Justice 704 Probation and Parole: Theory and Practice
Criminal Justice 728 Problems in Contemporary Corrections
Criminal Justice 749 Punishment and Responsibility
Criminal Justice 758 Public Health Challenges in Criminal Justice: An Epidemiological Approach

Computer Applications in Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice 720/Public Administration 720 Computer Programming for Management and Analysis
Criminal Justice 727 Cybercriminology
Criminal Justice 739 Crime Mapping
Criminal Justice 747/Public Administration 747 Computer Applications in Public Policy and Management
Criminal Justice 750/Public Administration 750 Security of Information and Technology
Criminal Justice 752 The Law and High Technology Crime
Public Administration 711 Operations Research


Terrorism Studies
Criminal Justice 744 Terrorism and Politics
Criminal Justice 746 Terrorism and Apocalyptic Violence
Criminal Justice 748 Counter-Terrorism Policy for Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice 765 Social Movements, Revolution, and Terrorism
Criminal Justice 772 Proseminar in Terrorism Studies
Criminal Justice 797 Homeland Security and International Relations
Criminal Justice 798 Homeland Security and Terrorism


Investigative Techniques
Criminal Justice 708 Law, Evidence and Ethics
Criminal Justice 733 The Constitution and Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice 739 Crime Mapping
Criminal Justice 751 Crime Scene Investigation
Criminal Justice 753 Investigating Cybercrime
Criminal Justice 754/Public Administration 762 Investigative Techniques
Criminal Justice 762 Investigating Violent Crime


Juvenile Justice
Criminal Justice 704 Probation and Parole
Criminal Justice 729 Drugs, Crime and the Criminal Justice System
Criminal Justice 761 Youth Crime and Delinquency Control
Criminal Justice 766 The Sociology of Delinquency
Criminal Justice 767 Gangs and the Community


Total: 30–36 credits