College of Arts and Sciences
About the Department

The Criminal Justice Department offers a program of study which can lead to professional careers in law enforcement, courts, corrections, and other areas relating to crime and justice. The major in Criminal Justice is designed to give students a broad understanding of the operation of the criminal justice system. Graduates from the program may pursue careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, courts, and corrections or undertake graduate professional degrees in areas such as Public Administration and Criminal Justice Administration. A series of internships are offered in both federal and state agencies.

Academic Programs

Our faculty conduct internationally recognized research and innovative, technologically-enhanced instruction. Grounded in practical experience but exploring the frontiers of their disciplines, they are models of academic excellence.

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Location & Facilities
Arts and Sciences Building

Arts and Sciences Hall. Opened in 1973, the building houses the Ruth Sharkey Academic Resource Center, lecture halls, seminar rooms, conference rooms, classrooms, offices for College of Arts and Sciences faculty and administrative personnel, and a computer laboratory.

The University Libraries have notable resources, including extensive holdings of almost 700,000 book volumes, and 1,127 current periodical subscriptions, back-files of more than 6,500 serial titles, electronic access to full text articles in more than 25,000 journals, a broad selection of indexing and abstracting services in both digital and print formats, various microform collections, music CDs, and audiovisual aids.  A complete listing of database resources can be found at

Contact Us

Department of Criminal Justice
(973) 761-9470
Fahy Hall Rm. 126

Department Chair

Dr. Aviva Twersky Glasner
Arts & Sciences Hall, Rm 209

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