Justice Studies Graduates

Welcome to the Department of Justice Studies

The Justice Studies Department has had many iterations during its time at SJSU. Starting as a Police School we then became a major called Criminal Justice, and finally have transitioned to what we know as Justice Studies. One thing has stayed true regardless of the name, we are here to help students succeed in the fields of criminal justice, social justice, and more.

Read the '22-'23 Justice Studies Annual Report

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Record Clearance Project Presents: Artistic Freedom, The Liberating Art of the Formerly Incarcerated

Inspiration and peace comes from within oneself, and that is exactly what artists Ashante Davis, Andre Hernandez, David Davila, Joey Hernandez, and Rodrigo Lara displayed on the walls of Dr. MLK, Jr. Library in Record Clearance Project's first annual art exhibit, Liberating Art of the Formerly Incarcerated. SJSU's Record Clearance Project helps people move forward with their lives, opening doors to new futures. For some, the experience of confinement leads to creative release through art. This exhibit was displayed from February 1-29, in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.

To view the photos, click here!

Graduate Showcase

Graduate Showcase

The Graduate Showcase is an annual exhibition of the diverse work of our talented Justice Studies graduate students. This years graduate showcase will be on May 10, 2024. We are so proud of our students!

To view last years photos, click here!


What's Happening In Justice Studies

Skulls and Clay... Special guest visits Forensic Science class to teach facial reconstruction! Gloria Nusse, a well-known forensic artist and scientific sculptor, recently visited the FS162 Forensic Science Application class to teach forensic science students the art of cranial reconstruction using skull models and sculpting clay.

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We're Here to Help

Confused about graduation requirements for your Justice Studies major? Do you know how to enroll in your internship or senior seminar? Unclear about which classes to take next semester? If you answered yes to any of these questions, our advisors can help.

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Need Assistance? SJSU Cares.

SJSU Cares is here to provide assistance when you need it most. Resources and services are provided for SJSU students facing unexpected financial crises. If you’re having trouble paying for food, housing, or other bills, visit their webpage above, or put in a direct request for assistance below.

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About Us

Take a deeper dive into the history of the department of Justice Studies, learn more about our expert faculty, our mission, and more.


Applications and Admissions

Ready to apply to the Department of Justice Studies? We have all of the information you need when it comes to declaring a major, finding a scholarship, and more.

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With two graduate degrees, two undergraduate degrees, and four minors to chose from, we at the Department of Justice Studies have something for every interest.

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Current Students

Discover the many resources we have available to ensure our current graduate and undergraduate students have all of the support they need during and after their studies.

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Research, Projects and Events

Explore the various faculty research projects, opportunities to participate, and the events that we in the Department of Justice Studies hosts for our students.

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Meet some of our distinguished alumni and how you can help support the future of the Department of Justice Studies.

Justice Studies eStore

Stop by the Justice Studies Main Office (MH 524) to pick up your merchandise. Bring your receipt to claim your items!

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