Justice Studies students are among the university’s finest. They arrive on campus enthusiastic and ready to immerse themselves in our rigorous curriculum and become engaged in our community. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing our students with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities that will prepare them for the shifting landscape of criminal and social justice. Maintaining the strength of this remarkable community and ensuring its continuing impact in our communities requires the support of alumni and friends.

The Department of Justice Studies would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to all of our donors.

Your support has helped the Department of Justice Studies continue its growth and fund priorities such as:

  • Recruiting and retaining the best educators;
  • Developing innovative and online degree programs;
  • Creating national and international partnerships;
  • Scholarships for our excellent students;
  • Expanding our presence through our Ann Lucas Lecture Series, conferences, the Record Clearance Project, and symposiums;

Funding and expanding research on important issues like policing, social justice, criminal desistance, human rights, immigration, sexual offenders, forensic science, capital punishment, and juvenile justice.

Department of Justice Studies' Special Friends, Partners and Donors:


Anahi Beltran

James Suits

Richard Grant

William Reynolds

Chi Pi Sigma Alumni

Jan & Jack Hagemann

Ruben & Sandra Chavez

Winchester Mystery House 

David Downing

Jess Guy

San Jose Art Museum


E&J Gallo Winnery 

John & Gayle Hart

Scott & Sandi Cornfield


Ernst S. Selig

Justice Studies Task Force

Spartan Athletics


Evan Suzuki

Margaret "Peggy" Stevenson

Spartan Book Store


Gordon Biersch


Michael Musante


The Westin- San Jose


Il Fornaio Restaurant


Philip Alfano


Timothy & Robin Neal


James Lee


Ralfi & Tim Claspill


Tom Keane



Past Donors:

Alessandro DeGiorgi

Bruce L. Morton    

Jewish Community Federation

Larry Esquivel 

Nancy Claspill-Navarro

Robert & Sandra Fontana

South Hills Community Church

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Alice Smith

California Association of Criminalists (CAC) 

Jill Zweier   

 Leslie Pollock

Norma Burns

Robert & Stephanie Beckstorm

Stella and Ted Rodgers Thomas M. Duffy

Amanda Hawes

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County 

Jocelyn Larkin

 Lisa Beaulieu

Park Morse

Robert A. Corbal

Susan Rivera Timothy Claspill                                                       

American Academy of Forensic Sciences  

Daniel & Vinci O’Neil Family Foundation (via Raymond James Charitable Endowment)

Jocelyn Larkin

 Llorente Lacap

Patrick Spink

Robert and Debra Puts

Susan Rothchild                                                        Valley Medical Center                                              

Angelina Ruiz

Daniel Moretti

John Shuman

 Lorraine Quinteros Jimenez

Paul Kalff

Robert Harpainter

Susan Ruscigno                                                               Victor & Victoria Leonardo                                         

Anna Ranieri

Danielle Harris

John Wagers

 Lorrance & Beverly Otter 

Paul Kalff

Salvation Army

T.B. Lyons III Victoria Urbano

Ariana Amparan  

David J. Loomis 

Kate Pohl   

 Lucy Ann Carlton

Paul Quam

Salvation Army Adult Rehab Center

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation                        William Nay

Ascent Emplyment Program Inc.  

Donna Barnes

Kazan, McClain, Abrams, Fernandez, Corporation Lyons, Greenwood, Oberman, Satterley & Bosl Foundation

 Lynn M. Carrozzi

Peggy Stevenson

Sang Kil

The Morrison & Foerster Foundation                         Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati Foundation   

Brad Bridgewater

Doris Rose   

Kenneth Leong

 Mark Lerner

Promega Corp

Shawn Viaggi

The Salvation Army                                                       Yoko Baba

Brian Edward James

Doris Rose

Kenneth Merrihew

 Matthew Van Dyke

Richard Thesing

 Silicon Valley Community Foundation (on behalf of Kirk Hanson)     

The Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation