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SUBJECT AREA: Criminal Justice and Legal Studies

Last Update: December 11, 2006 by Maureen Weicher

Subject Specialists: Arthur Sherman (Queens); Lois Cherepon (Staten Island)

Faculty Liason:

Purpose: The St. Johnís University Libraries support teaching, study, and research for Undergraduate students, masters students, and faculty associated with the Department of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies of the College of Professional Studies. The course schedule includes current offerings.

Undergraduate: The College of Professional Studies offers undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies. These include the A.A. and B.S. in Criminal Justice, with specializations in Correctional Studies, Court Administration, Criminalistics, Criminal Justice, and International Criminal Justice. The B.S. in Security Administration is designed to provide a professional dimension to the managerial and technological phases of security. Also offered are the A.A., B.S., and certificate in Legal Studies, The Undergraduate Bulletin has a complete listing of courses offered at the undergraduate level.

Graduate: The College of Professional Studies offers an M.P.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership. The program covers areas such as police administration, critical issues in correctional administration, criminal justice policy formation and analysis, organizational behavior and ethical issues in criminal justice administration.

Enrollment Trends: See Institutional Research Enrollment

Department and Subject Area Trends:

  • International criminal justice
  • Criminal justice leadership

Established Specializations:

  • Legal research and writing, litigation practice.
  • Criminal behavior and corrections.

Online Resources: Criminal Justice Resources and Law Resources.

Subject Depth: For Criminal Justice, the Queens Collection is on the study or instructional support level, introductory (3a). The goal is to maintain this level. Staten Island is on the basic information level, advanced (2b). The goal is to maintain this level.

For Legal Studies, the collection at both Libraries is at the basic information level, advanced (2b). The goal is to build a collection at the study or instructional support level, introductory (3a).

Selection Considerations: Please see Selection of Materials. In addition, the following resources may be consulted for book reviews:

Materials to be Excluded: Please see Materials Not To Be Acquired.

Withdrawal Considerations: Please see Collection Maintenance: Withdrawals.

Other Considerations: For legal studies, some materials, including electronic resources, may be collected in partnership with the Rittenberg Library of the St. John's School of Law.

Related Collections: Sociology

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