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Congratulations to the Class of 2015 - Class of 3 million

picture of the class of 2015Family and guests enjoyed a wonderful ceremony in the packed Student Union Ballroom. Faculty were in attendance to show their support to our students. Our guest speaker was Santa Cruz Chief probation officer, Fernando Giraldo, an alum of San Jose State. To view the program and to see photos from the event, please click here.



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Legendary Coach Receives Honorary Degree

Educator and former De La Salle High School head footbal coach Bob Ladouceur received 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)

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)


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.