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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Criminal Justice

School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management

Photo of U.S. Supreme CourtOn behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management, welcome to our home page!  The School works collaboratively to investigate, understand, and solve social problems related to crime and criminal behavior, primarily by examining the policies and systems designed to control criminality. We offer the bachelor's and master's degrees in criminology and criminal justice, an undergraduate minor in criminology and criminal justice, an undergraduate minor in forensic studies, and certificate programs in applied forensics, high-tech crime, and crime scene investigations. We also offer an online master's degree in Emergency Services Administration devoted to building the leadership and skill sets needed to create and manage disaster-resilient communities. All of these programs are interdisciplinary in nature, drawing on the fields of criminology, law, sociology, psychology, political science, philosophy, public health, and, when applicable, the natural sciences as well.  Through a social scientific lens, our challenging curricula are designed to sharpen students’ reasoning, ethical decision making, problem solving, and communication abilities.  The School promotes life-long learning among students who develop into professionals prepared to lead public and private efforts that make communities safer and that promote the equitable application of the law across all boundaries, both perceived and real. Graduates of our degree programs are well-prepared to become agents of positive change through evaluation, research, ethical practice, and dedicated service.

Our first-rate faculty is comprised of teacher-scholars who enjoy national reputations in their respective areas of expertise.  A supporting group of part-time faculty members who are dedicated, highly knowledgeable justice professionals assist in the delivery of a curriculum that combines the best of theory, policy, research, and practice.  And, our comprehensive internship program allows all students to integrate their classroom-based knowledge with practical, applied experiential learning that, in turn, helps students make informed decisions about employment and/or further educational opportunities.  Graduates enter careers in policing, corrections (including probation and parole), the court system, social service agencies, private security, juvenile justice, investigations, and in research and/or policy divisions of numerous governmental agencies.  Graduates are also well-prepared to pursue advanced degrees in criminology/criminal justice, law, public affairs, and related graduate fields.

Please take some time to explore our web site.  We hope it answers many of the questions that you may have as either a current or prospective student. If not:

  • please e-mail questions concerning our Crime Scene Investigations (CSI) certificate to Ron Mark, Director of the Center for Criminal Justice Research and Training;
  • please e-mail questions concerning our Basic Applied Forensic Science and Crime Scene Analysis and our High Tech Crime Investigation and Loss Prevention certificate programs to Dr. John Wang;

  • please e-mail questions concerning our master's programs in criminology and criminal justice to our Graduate Advisor Dr. Dina Perrone;

Thank you for your interest in our programs.  We hope to see you in our classes in the near future.


Brenda Vogel, Ph.D.
Professor and Director,
School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management


Fifth Annual Illicit Networks Workshop - Summary Report



Explore our research by reading about some of the work in which our faculty has engaged to produce textbooks, scholarly books, monographs, and journal articles.




Giving to Criminal Justice

Center for Criminal Justice Research and Training


School Contact Information


School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd., ET-232
Long Beach, CA 90840
Phone: (562) 985-8965
Fax: (562) 985-8086

Administrative Support Coordinator
Monique Corona
Phone: (562) 985-8965

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm with a one hour lunch that is usually taken sometime between 12 and 2. If you wish to come between 12 and 2, please email to confirm specific lunch time.

Please note that hours are subject to change during winter, spring, or summer breaks.

School Director
Brenda Vogel, Ph.D.
Phone: (562) 985-2669

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