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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!!!

Justice Studies Fall 2014 Convocation!!

Justice Studies celebrated the accomplishments and success of our Justice Studies and Forensic Science graduates on Sunday, December 14, in the Yoshihiro Uchida Hall Gym. Family members and guests enjoyed a lively event, with featured speaker, Olis Simmons of Youth Uprising. The event was sponsored by the Justice Studies Student Group Task Force. Congratulations to the Fall Class of 2014. We wish you the best for all you do in the future.


Dinner and a Mystery! Event a Huge Success

A festive evening of celebration to honor the Department of Justice Studies' past and showcase our present accomplishments was enjoyed by department alumni, friends, faculty, students and special guests in the new Student Union Ballroom on Thursday, October 16th. Guests began their evening with an amazing display of accomplishments and information from our department groups including: The Record Clearance Project, Forensic Science, Human Rights, Justice Studies Student Task Force, Alpha Phi Sigma, Chi Pi Sigma and Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY).  

The Department honored San José Police Chief, Larry Esquivel, with the Justice Studies Distinguished Alumni Award which honors those alumni who have brought extraordinary acclaim to the Department of Justice Studies. A newly created Janet L. Hagemann Award was presented to its namesake for her extraordinary contributions to the department. The inscription on the award read, "When we have big dreams, we think of you." This was met with a huge round of applause from all those attending.  

The evening was rounded out by the showing of a documentary film titled Justice Studies is., directed by Shawn Viaggi and produced and edited by Department of Justice Studies lecturer, Hal Peterson. The film showcases Justice Studies alumni, faculty, and students discussing what Justice Studies means to them, along with the history of where the department started, what is happening now, and where it is going in the future. Click here to view the film.

Matt Van Dyke, Victoria Dwinnells-Brown, and Jan Hagemann enjoying a laugh and reminiscing. San José Police Chief Larry Esquivel makes remarks after receiving the 2014 Distinguished Alumni recognition. Chi Pi Sigma showcases their many activities and accomplishments.

Justice Studies Seeks a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Digital Forensics for 2015-2016 

Justice Studies is seeking a new faculty member for the vibrant Forensic Science Program. The new position will expand the program into the area of digital forensics. This new area will meet the rapidly growing need in justice fields for experts in computer and cyber investigations. Qualified candidates are encouraged to read the position announcement and apply at the following link:

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.