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Criminal Justice Studies End of the Year Event Ticket Sales

The remaining tickets are available. Tickets will be sold until the venue is sold out.  Once the venue is sold out, we will send out email notification and close ticket sales.  Ticket sales will end on Sunday, May 22 at midnight.  There will be no exceptions.

Tickets for the Criminal Justice Studies End of Year Event are $35 each. Tickets will only be available for purchase online. Online purchases can be made using a major credit card or electronic check. On credit card transactions there will be an additional 2.75% processing fee. Electronic check transactions have no additional fees.

There are three ticket options for the CJ Event, which correspond to the three meal options available. Before you purchase tickets for your guests, you will need to find out their meal preferences. If you have your guests purchase their own tickets, they will need to enter your name and SFSU ID. Young children who will not need their own meal do not need a ticket, but please let us know so we can plan accordingly.  Please email us with the graduates name and the children who will be attending.

Meal Options

1.     Paella Valenciana (authentic Spanish rice dish with prawns, clams, mussels, squid, chicken, and chorizo)

2.     Chicken Breast (with sherry cream sauce)

3.     Vegetarian Pasta Primavera

Each meal comes with a salad and dinner roll and cheesecake for dessert. There will be water, coffee, and tea available at each table, as well as a full bar with drinks for purchase.

No outside food or beverage is allowed.

To purchase tickets:

1.     Go to

2.     Choose CJ End of Year Event

3.     On the next screen:

1.                   fill in your name, SFSU ID, address, email, and phone number

2.                   in the Reference 1 field, enter the Graduate’s Name, even if entered above (if you do not enter the graduate’s name, we cannot accept the transaction and your order will be refunded with a $20 processing fee)

3.                   in the Reference 2 field, enter anything else you need us to know, e.g. plus one child, food allergies, wheelchair space needed, etc.

4.                   Click Add to Basket

5.                   If you have other meal tickets to purchase, click Continue Shopping at the bottom of the next page

6.                   If you are purchasing tickets for your guests, you must add each guest one at a time.  Fill in their First and Last Name, Enter your name in reference 1, in the Reference 2 field, enter anything else you need us to know, e.g. plus one child, food allergies, wheelchair space needed, etc.

7.     Once you have added all your tickets to the Basket, proceed through the checkout process

8.   Please print your confirmation page or email receipt and bring with you to the event


Please contact Bridget McCracken, Director of Academic Services, School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, with questions.  Please email her at


Spring 2016 Faculty Office Hours

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Criminal Justice Lecturer Authors New Book

"After the Doors Were Locked” offers a look at the history of youth corrections in California from its origins to the present day. Macallair comments on the practices and how they have evolved throughout the centuries. This book also looks at the reforms currently taking place in California prison systems today.  Author Daniel E. Macallair, SFSU CJ Lecturer and Practitioner-in-Residence, is the Executive Director of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. Click here for more on the book and use 4F15ADWL for a student discount.

Criminal Justice Faculty Co-Author Book

Alex Gerould and Dr. Jeff Snipes co-author a new book called "The Valley of the Shadow of Death"explores the details surrounding the tragic murders and provides an illuminating look at the African American experience over the last 70-plus years.


Criminal Justice Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions in these FAQ's.

Criminal Justice Studies is Impacted

There are now stricter requirements and deadlines for becoming a Criminal Justice Studies major. This applies to current SF State students wanting to change or declare a major in Criminal Justice Studies and freshmen or transfer students applying to SF State. Please see the prospective students page for information. 

Need to see an Advisor?

The Criminal Justice faculty advisors have drop-in office hours for advising - no appointments are needed unless you cannot make the regularly scheduled times. Please see the Advising page for availability and contact information. If you just need a signature from the department chair, please bring your form and unofficial transcript or DARS report to the CJ office in HSS 210. Also check out our Advising FAQ- many of your questions may be answered there.

Youth Justice Mentoring Program

This mentoring program that many Criminal Justice majors take part in is featured in the campus news. Read the article here: Students help incarcerated youth work towards brighter futures.

CJ Student Awarded Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship

A big congratulations to Diana Vergara who received the Fran Lopez/Bank of the West Scholarship from the Chicana/Latina Foundation. This scholarship is awarded each year to two outstanding undergraduates who have overcome many challenges in order to pursue a college education. More information on the foundation and its scholarships can be found on the Chicana/Latina Foundation website.

CJ 330 Students Featured in Golden Gate XPress

Lecturer Greg Woods and his CJ 330 class are featured in this week's campus paper. Check out the article here!

CJ Lecturer Jim Dudley Published at

We are pleased to share that Jim Dudley's article, Why police agencies are well served by the 1033 Program, has been published online by Take a few minutes to read the article to learn more about the 1033 Program and Professor Dudley's analysis of its criticisms and benefits. 

CJ Curriculum Update

Until further notice, you may take 8 elective courses from any of the four categories to fulfill the CJ major requirements (4 courses for the minor). You no longer have to worry about getting 2 from each category. Please choose these electives based on availability and your personal academic interests. See the department roadmaps to see the lists of possible electives. The requirements for CJ 300, CJ 323 or 330, and CJ 680 remain the same. *Please note: you must have a minimum of 40 upper division units to graduate, so you may need to take upper division courses (300+) outside the major to fulfill the requirement.