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CAREER OPTIONS: Criminal justice is a fast growing field offering students the opportunity to make a difference in their community. Whether as a police officer, probation officer, working in the court system, or with a non-profit, graduates of the nationally-recognized ASU School of Criminology and Criminal Justice are taught to think critically, contribute to society, and enhance public safety. Most graduates pursue rewarding careers in law enforcement, probation, parole, corrections, private security, the court system, legal offices, victim advocate agencies and many more private and public organizations. Other graduates continue their studies in graduate programs in criminal justice, criminology, law or related fields. 

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RESEARCH:  Attending the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice provides opportunities to learn from and work with professors who specialize in the following research areas:

Criminal Justice Policy Community and Institutional Corrections Crime Analysis
Community Policing Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration Forensic Science
Neighborhoods and Crime Sentencing Policies Victimization
Gangs Sociology of Punishment Domestic Violence
Juvenile Court Processes Immigration and Crime Theories of Disorder
Drug Use and Crime Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Sentencing  Social Justice

INTERNSHIPS: The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice partners with more than 150 criminal justice related organizations including federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and local non-profits.  Internships offer undergraduate and graduate students the chance to gain professional work experience and network with professionals in their field while earning college credit. Internships are offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters.  Learn more about internships and see all the organizations here.

STUDY ABROAD:  The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers students the chance to learn intelligence gathering, national security and counter-terrorism strategies during a 14-day Summer Study Abroad program in Israel. The class offers extensive on-site training, giving students a glimpse into secure facilities and protected environments that Israel has developed over the years to deal with terror-related threats and risks. The experience includes intelligence briefings, lectures, and on-site tours. Students are also afforded the opportunity to experience the cultural aspects of Israel, including the Old City of Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee, the Masada, and the Dead Sea.  Learn more about the Study Abroad class here.

ALPHA PHI SIGMA:  ASU has one of the nation’s most active chapters of this National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma.  It’s mission is to promote analytical thinking, rigorous scholarship and lifelong learning; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research; to elevate the ethical standards of the criminal justice professions and to sustain in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training. More than 200 ASU students belong to Alpha Phi Sigma, performing hundreds of hours of community service each year. 

YMCA:  The Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA provides a 70,000 square feet fitness facility for Downtown Phoenix campus students. Just a block away from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the YMCA offers all new state-of-the-art exercise equipment and amenities.  Construction is underway on a $25 million dollar expansion that will provide ASU students an additional 62,000 square feet, including new basketball courts, a gymnasium, weight room, indoor track, student lounge, bike co-op and rooftop pool.  Take a tour here.

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