Jun 20, 2019  
2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Criminal Justice

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Division of Politics, Administration, and Justice Division Chair

Stacy Mallicoat

Criminal Justice Program Coordinator

Christine Gardiner

Division Office/Website

University Hall 511


Gregory (Chris) Brown, Amy Cass, Rob Castro, George M. Dery, III, Christine Gardiner, Veronica Herrera, Dixie Koo, Phillip Kopp, James Lasley, Jarret Lovell, Stacy Mallicoat, Kevin Meehan, Jill Rosenbaum, Georgia Spiropoulos


Criminal Justice is the study of the causes, consequences and control of crime. Like other new and developing fields, criminal justice is difficult to define, as it draws from a number of different disciplines, including psychology, public administration, philosophy, political science, sociology and law.

The program leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice is designed to acquaint pre-service and in-service students with the principles and practices of criminal justice in America. Although the department’s curriculum allows for the development of depth in one of the subject’s substantive subsystems (i.e., law enforcement, courts or corrections), the overriding objective is to familiarize students with activities in all the above areas.

The department is both academic and professional in that it is an interdisciplinary attempt to relate intellectual issues and practitioner perspectives to the challenge of crime in a free society. In this regard, the department provides preparation for employment with a related agency and/or further study (e.g., law school).

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes


Students are urged to attend a New Major Advisement Session prior to their first semester at the university as a Criminal Justice major. This is particularly important for community college transfers. Failure to do so may delay graduation. The department’s New Major Advisement Sessions are regularly and frequently scheduled. See the bulletin board or call the division office for details. For advising questions, students may email us at pajadvising@fullerton.edu.

Programs and Courses Offered


    Bachelor of ArtsNon-Degree


      Criminal Justice

      Courses are designated as CRJU in the class schedule.

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