Student Resources

Student Resources

Student Directory

Handbooks & Forms

Comprehensive Exams (Comps) Reading Lists & Example Questions 

Student Organizations
Criminal Justice Doctoral Students’ Association (CJDSA)
The Criminal Justice Doctoral Students’ Association (CJDSA) was founded in 2011, by and for the students of CUNY’s PhD program in Criminal Justice. The Association is the focal point of a cohesive student community, and represents student interests across all aspects of their roles as researchers, teachers, and professionals. Students in the Criminal Justice Doctoral Program stand at the intersection of many institutions with divergent agendas, from the administrations of John Jay College, the CUNY Graduate Center, and the City University of New York as a whole, to our union (the Professional Staff Congress), the Doctoral Students’ Council, and many others. The CJDSA was founded to manage student relationships with all of these bodies, and to advocate for the interests of individual students and the Criminal Justice Doctoral Program as a whole, in all of the many arenas where decisions are made that affect aspects of students’ educational experience. The CJDSA aims to serve as a comprehensive source of information for and about our students, and to help make students’ post-graduate education everything it should be. 

Professional Affiliations
Students are encouraged to join one or more professional associations and to consider attending their annual meetings. These organizations typically offer substantial discounts for student affiliates and one of the benefits of membership is receiving research journals. Some of the associations Criminal Justice scholars are typically affiliated with include The American Society of Criminology (ASC) and The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS).