Congratulations Dr. Piquero!
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Alex Piquero on winning the 2011 Academy Fellow Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). The award is given based on a productivity rating which evaluates the overall contributions a faculty member has made to the field of Criminal Justice. The productivity rating adds the number of publications Dr. Piquero has made since 2000 and the number of times other scholars have cited his work within their own research. Receiving this award means that in the last ten years no one has made as much of a contribution to the field of criminal justice as Dr. Piquero. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Piquero's research interests or the classes that he teaches follow the link below.
Combined Bachelor's - Master's Degree Program
The Combined Bachelor's-Master's Degree Program provides academically talented students with the opportunity to complete both degrees in a reduced time frame. The program allows undergraduates to count up to 12 credit hours (at the 5000 level and above) toward both the bachelor's and master's degrees.
To be eligible for the BS-MS program, applicants must meet the following requirements:
To find out how you can receive tuition assistance, please attend our informational session on Tuesday, March 22, at 11:00 in the Czajkoski Conference Room and Library (Hecht House). For additional information about our combined degree program, please check our web site at: http://www.criminology.fsu.edu/p/academic-accelerated.php
Online Master's Degree
Are you graduating this semester? Have you thought about graduate school? Our online master's degree in criminal justice studies will allow you to continue your studies and obtain an advanced degree from wherever you are. For more information please check out our web site at: http://www.criminology.fsu.edu/p/academic-deg-online-masters.php
Career Connections: A Panel Discussion
Criminology's Student Services Team, along with the F.S.U. Career Center, is preparing to host the 3rd Career Connections: A Panel Discussion. The purpose of this panel relates directly to the mission of our College, which is to provide criminology and computer criminology students with an intellectually challenging and supportive environment. We hope to accomplish this by providing students with an opportunity to confer with various professionals from the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice including, juvenile justice education, social services, corrections, law enforcement (local, state, or federal), and the private sector. The panel discussion will take place on March 24th, from 3:00 to 5:00pm. The discussion will be held in the Claude Pepper Auditorium, located next to the Hecht House on West Call St. If you have any questions regarding the career connections discussion please email Bernard Shuford:
Congratulations Dr. Mears!
Dr. Daniel Mears has recently received a two year grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to monitor and assess the effectiveness of juvenile justice sanctions. His goals are to examine the individual and social conditions that contribute to more severe punishments of juvenile offenders, and to assess the impact of such punishment on recidivism. He also hopes to develop tools that researchers can use to help policy makers to better monitor and assess juvenile sanctioning. We would like to wish Dr. Mears the best of luck as he embarks on this new and important study. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Mears and the classes he teaches, follow the link below.
New Internship Options!
Internships are an excellent way to investigate career possibilities and expand your knowledge of all the careers available in the criminology and criminal justice fields. While the College has offered full-time internships for several decades, effective spring 2011 the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice will offer part-time and full-time internships. The part-time internship will require students work 20 hours per week for an approved agency. Upon successful completion of the part-time internship, students receive 8 hours of credit: 3 toward Criminology and Criminal Justice major requirements and 5 toward University general electives.
Students who choose to do a full-time internship will be required to work 40 hours per week for an approved agency. Upon successful completion of the full-time internship, students receive 15 hours of credit: 3 toward Criminology and Criminal Justice major requirements and 12 toward University general electives. A full-time internship can be used in place of completing a minor.
Internship application deadline for summer is March 11th, and for fall the deadline is June 24th. For further information about the internship program and application process, please contact the Internship Coordinator:
Czajkoski Scholarship Deadline Extended
The 2010 - 2011 Eugene Czajkoski scholarship deadline has been extended to March 15th 2011. The scholarship is open to all students from the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and requires a 1500-2000 word essay demonstrating the student's interest in exploring, within criminology, issues involving the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Follow the link below for more information and to apply today.
Research Methods Requirement:
Online Graduation Checks:
Featured Course: White Collar Crime
On November 22nd the FBI raided downtown offices of three investment firms in Boston, New York and Stamford Connecticut on court authorized search warrants. The warrants were issued amongst widespread allegations of hedge-fund insider trading. This case surfaced after a similar 2009 incident involving billionaire Raj Rajaratnam of the Galleon Group who allegedly acquired millions of dollars through illegal trading from 2006 to 2009. If you are interest in issues of corporate crime you may also be interested in CCJ 3644 White Collar Crime. Follow the link below to view the syllabus for White Collar Crime. CCJ3644: White Collar Crime
Criminology and Criminal Justice Honor Society
Alpha Phi Sigma is the national honor society for criminology and criminal justice students. During spring semester there are many scheduled events, including guest speakers from various career fields, law school, and graduate school. Planned activities also include participation in the campus-wide Big Event and Relay for Life. New members are welcome! Membership criteria include having a 3.20 gpa and completion of at least 37 credit hours with 4 criminology/criminal justice classes. For more information about Alpha Phi Sigma contact Jaime Gajos, President, at email@example.com.
Let Your Voice be Heard!
We welcome your ideas, comments, concerns, or suggestions in regard to the Criminology Undergraduate Program. Dean Blomberg likes to say “only the squeaky wheel gets the oil” so we want to encourage you to let your voice be heard by sending any comments or concerns to Shane Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments will be compiled and submitted to Dean Blomberg for review.
Mark Your Calendar.
Dates are subject to change. Please refer to Registrar's Web site http://registrar.fsu.edu/dir_class/spring/acad_cal.htm or check the College calendar for the most up-to-date information.