The Department of Philosophy
Academics

 

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
The Criminal Justice BA (Research and Policy Analysis) was completely revised in 2012 and now ranks among the most innovative criminal justice programs in the United States.  Unlike most criminal justice programs, which emphasize factual knowledge of the status quo, the criminal justice BA helps students develop the capacity to analyze, critique, and change the existing criminal justice system.  The professors who teach in the major view crime as a social problem that can be improved.  In the classroom, the emphasis of the major is on developing analytical skills, ethical reasoning, and a capacity for solving problems.  The major aspires to cultivate creative and original thinking about one of the most challenging social problems of our time and to develop the next generation of leaders who will help solve that problem. (Prerequisites & Requirements, Admissions Information)

Chairperson: Evan Mandery, Department of Criminal Justice, 212.237.8389, emandery@jjay.cuny.edu.


Baccalaureate/Master’s Degree Program in Criminal Justice

The Baccalaureate/Master’s Degree Program (BA/MA) provides academically advanced students the opportunity to pursue simultaneously the baccalaureate and master’s degrees. It is available to students studying criminal justice, forensic psychology and public administration. The number of undergraduate electives and courses in the major are reduced for BA/MA candidates, thus enabling them to begin graduate courses once they have fulfilled the college general education requirements and some of the requirements of their major. Graduate courses then fulfill certain undergraduate requirements. For detailed information, click here.

Director:Professor Chitra Raghavan, Department of Psychology, 212.237.8417, bamadirector@jjay.cuny.edu



Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

The aim of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program is to broaden the perspective of those already in the criminal justice profession and prepare students for further graduate work and scholarship. Its courses provide a general survey of the field covering research methods causes of crime and analysis of the police, courts and correctional system. In addition, courses are offered in criminal law crime mapping, cybercrime, information security and technology, as well as drug abuse and terrorism. Students must specialize in one of eight areas: Criminology and Deviance, Criminal Law and Procedure, Police Administration, Correction Administration, Computer Applications in Criminal Justice, Study of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Investigative Techniques, or Juvenile Justice. (Prerequisites & Requirements, Admissions Information)

Program Director: Professor Avram Bornstein, Department of Anthropology, 212.237.8287, abornstein@jjay.cuny.edu



Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice

The Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice of the City University of New York at John Jay College offers interdisciplinary education in the fields of criminal justice, criminology, and forensic science. The program prepares students for careers of scholarship and teaching in criminal justice and related areas. Students receive rigorous training in four core areas: criminological theory, forensic psychology, criminal justice policy and criminal law. All students develop a concentration in at least one of these areas as well as a firm grounding in social science research methods and statistics. (General Information, Admissions Information)

Executive Officer: Professor Deborah Koetzle, Department of Criminal Justice, 212.237.8988, dkoetzle@jjay.cuny.edu

Assistant Program Officer: Shari Rodriguez-Vasquez, MPA, 212.237.8988, shrodriguez@jjay.cuny.edu

 

Evan Mandery, Chairperson
524 West 59th Street, Room 2121N, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.237.8389, Email: emandery@jjay.cuny.edu