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Criminal Justice

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    Criminal Justice Fraternity

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    Pre-Law Fraternity

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Crime Scene Lab
See what our students are doing in the Crime Scene Lab

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Alumni Association
Join the Criminal Justice chapter of the Alumni Association.

Resources for Current Students
The place to find answers to your questions about navigating the University experience.

Meet our Division Faculty

Masters in Criminal Justice
Frequently asked questions about our graduate program.


Law Enforcement Candidate Scholars' (LECS) Program

Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution

Center for Justice and Policy Research


Business Office, Alpine Hall 137  (916) 278-6487 

Monday - Friday  8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Criminal Justice Advising Center, Alpine Hall 133
Raquel Quirarte (916) 278-6485

California State University, Sacramento
Division of Criminal Justice
Alpine Hall 137, MS 6085
Sacramento, CA  95819

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Calendar of Events

  • The Supplemental Application for the Criminal Justice major will be available from September 5 through October 18, for the Spring 2017 semester.  Click here for the application.
  • Need help with the Supplemental Application?  Come to one of the following information sessions for assistance in applying.
    • Sept. 28, 12-1 p.m. - Eureka Hall 115
    • Oct. 3, 5-6 p.m. - Alpine Hall 235
    • Oct. 18, 5-6 p.m. - Alpine Hall 232
  • The Master of Science in Criminal Justice filing period for the Spring 2017 semester begins on August 1, 2016 through September 15, 2016. See "How to Apply" for more information.
  • Save the Date. The 2016 Criminal Justice Convocation will take place on Tuesday, October 4, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.  The theme of this year's convocation is Community Policing Relations.  The keynote speaker will be Dr. Delores Jones-Brown, founding director of the Center for Race and Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Download the flyer here.
  • Save the Date.  The 14th Annual Sacramento State Law Forum will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Come learn about law school at this FREE event!  More information for students.  Registration for law school representatives.


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Our Mission

The mission of the Division of Criminal Justice is to prepare the leaders of tomorrow’s criminal justice community to make positive decisions.

Through a multi-disciplinary curriculum and a faculty with diverse expertise, experiences and perspectives, students are exposed to the theories, applications and ethics related to crime and justice.

Guided by a faculty dedicated to innovative teaching, scholarly achievement and service, students will become confident visionary professionals who appreciate evidenced based reasoning, creative and critical thinking, diversity, equity, and believe in lifelong learning.