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Legendary Coach Receives Honorary Degree

Educator and former De La Salle High School head footbal coach Bob Ladouceur will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at commencement. Bob Ladouceur was a graduate of our very own Criminal Justice program, Class of 1977. Bob Ladouceur was the subject of the movie, When the Game Stands Tall, and an inductee of the SJSU Spartan Sports Hall of Fame as well as the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. (link to article)


JS 172 Human Trafficking & Modern Day Slavery - Fall 2015

What (really) is human trafficking? Wasn't slavery abolished decades ago? Do you want the very particular set of skills to answer these questions and more? Join JS 172 in the fall. Tuesdays/Thursdays 10:30 - 11:45am. Course is under JS competency Area D. For questions regarding the course please contact Noam Perry. (pdf flyer)

Alpha Phi Sigma Iota Chapter 2015 Induction Ceremony

Picture of Alpha Phi Sigma Iota Chapter National Inductees with tower hall in the backgroundIota Chapter held their annual Induction Ceremony for new APS National Inductees in the Spartan Memorial Chapel on April 25th.  Students who achieve national status have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, service and unity.  The ceremony was well attended by those who have supported the inductees including family, friends and JS faculty.  The ceremony was capped by a lovely dinner on the lawn by MQH. To view photos from the ceremony, please visit their Facebook page: (pdf program)

Human Rights Lecture Event - Human Rights, Racism, & The Police State: April 16th 12-7 pm

Human Rights Event FlyerJoin students, faculty, community members, and organizers from Chicago, Ferguson, and the greater San Francisco bay Area for a full day of panels, workshops, and activities. The day is capped by a keynote speech by Dr. Angela Davis on "Inequality and the Role of Resistance." For more information and to reserve your ticket for the keynote, please refer to the press release. (press release)(pdf flyer)

Spring Convocation: May 16th 2-4pm

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments and hard work of our spring 2015 graduates on May 16th in the new Student Union Ballroom. For more information please visit
*Note convocation is a student led event, all questions should be asked via the website.

Confidence Challenge 2015: Friday, April 10

The Confidence Challenge was a huge success. We honored SJPD officer Michael Johnson. His family were in attendance and was honored by the event. Chief Decena of UPD also joined in the event and spoke to the students about the importance of physical activity in criminal justice. To view photos from the event, please visit their website here


Iota Chapter Honored at National Conference

"Each year APS Iota Chapter works to meet the APS goals of Academic Excellence, Leadership, Unity and Service. We were honored this year at the APS National Conference!" Congratulations Iota Chapter on all your hard work!!!

Student Paper Awards: Jose Flores 1st Place, Laura Diaz 3rd Place; Topic Specific Test: Melanie Donsawath 2nd Place; Chapter Advisor Award; Chapter Awards: Outstanding Chapter Goals, Human Trafficking Theme, Website (thanks to Maria Nido) and Yearbook!  


JS Merchandise!!

Justice Studies merchandise is available through our Justice Studies Marketplace E-Store (click here). Visit the website to see all of the great products that are now available. Please note that merchandise will not be sold in the JS Department. All purchases must be made through the E-Store.

Check out our new Justice Studies Mug, Crime Scene Lanyard and JS Decals!!!

Record Clearance Project

The SJSU Record Clearance Project provides undergraduates with an unparalleled opportunity to use their education to change lives.  Students prepare court papers seeking expungement on behalf of their clients and attend the hearings where judges decide the cases.  Students review clients’ next steps for expungement in individual “Speed Screening” interviews.  Students give presentations explaining expungement law to community groups, including to people in jail.  They partner with Columbia Law School students visiting on Alternative Spring Break; they team with RCP mentors to assist people leaving jail with moving forward with their lives.

This award-winning program benefits clients, families and communities as clients gain increased opportunities for jobs, housing, student loans, foster parenting, and other more intangible benefits such as increased confidence and sense of potential.