In the Field

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Advancements in Community Correction Technology

Technology is inescapably merging with community corrections work as agencies work to decrease cost and increase effectiveness. Read more.

Overview of Oregon’s Public Safety Strategies

In 2011, the state of Oregon designed a 10 Year Public Safety Policy plan to combat present and future safety issues. This project promotes a [...]

Probationary Work in Federal Justice

The job of federal probation officers is to supervise offenders in the community, help direct them toward helpful resources, such as job training, and ensure [...]

2017 Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit

Growing Prison Population in Oregon In 2015, the first Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit was held amid growing concerns about the size and cost of the [...]

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Videos

Watch our videos that focus on course descriptions and faculty research

The Difference between Criminology and Criminal Justice

View Transcript Running Time: 45 seconds People often use the terms “criminology” and “criminal justice” interchangeably. In reality, they are different fields that work together [...]

Inside the Federal Case Appeals Process

View Transcript Running Time: 60 seconds In a federal criminal case, the defendant has the right to appeal a guilty verdict. Here’s how the process [...]

Mike Benson – White Collar Offenders

Hear from Dr. Danielle McGurrin as she interviews Dr. Michael Benson who explains his experiences and research on white collar crime. View Transcript Danielle McGurrin: [...]

Courtney Percival – CCJ Careers: Crime Analyst

Listen as Courtney Percival, CCJO Graduate, discusses her responsibilities and answers questions about her position as a crime analyst. View Transcript Tom: Good evening, everyone! [...]

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Infographics

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What You Need to Know About Sentencing Reform

Lawmakers and policy leaders are looking for creative solutions to persistent federal and state prison overcrowding. They have come up with reforms for federal mandatory [...]

Top Careers for Students of Criminology and Criminal Justice

What will a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice do for you? Though this degree is invaluable if you are seeking a career in law enforcement, it [...]

5 Myths About the Criminal Justice Field

What will a bachelor’s in Criminology & Criminal Justice do for you? Society today has an obsession with crime. Television shows that showcase crime solving [...]

Terrifying Truths and Myths About Halloween

Your degree in criminology and criminal justice may make you more aware of the increasing importance of caution during important times – especially when it [...]

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Community College Partnerships

This section highlights the community colleges that we partner with to assist students with transfer credit who are looking to earn their bachelor’s degree.

Oregon Coast Community College

PSU’s Bachelor’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice Online program accepts the following courses as transfer credits from Oregon Coast Community College: Oregon Coast Community College [...]

Southwestern Oregon Community College

PSU’s Bachelor’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice Online program accepts the following courses as transfer credits from Southwestern Oregon Community College: Southwestern Oregon Community College [...]

Tillamook Bay Community College

PSU’s Bachelor’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice Online program accepts the following courses as transfer credits from Tillamook Bay Community College: Tillamook Bay Community College [...]

Rogue Community College

PSU’s Bachelor’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice Online program accepts the following courses as transfer credits from Rogue Community College:   Rogue Community College – CJ [...]

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