In the Field

Keep up with today's criminal justice issues

The Role of Whistleblowers in Exposing Crimes in the Workplace

What do Daniel Ellsberg, Mark Felt, Karen Silkwood, Frank Serpico, Jeffrey Wigand, and Sherron Watkins all have in common? They all reported significant wrongdoing at [...]

Why White Collar Crime Studies are Essential for the Criminology and Criminal Justice Major

The following article is written by a Portland State University CCJ Associate Professor, Dr. Danielle McGurrin. Whenever I meet my students on the first day [...]

Predictive Policing Used for Crime Prevention

Some United States criminal justice organizations are experimenting with technology to identify and prevent illegal activity. Some law enforcement agencies use predictive policing software with [...]

Reducing Shoplifting in Oregon Businesses

Larceny is defined as taking goods from a business or owner of the property without consent, and intends to permanently deprive them of it. Unlike [...]

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Videos

Watch our videos that focus on course descriptions and faculty research

Hear from Cathy LaTourette, a CCJ professor, as she discusses career opportunities to pursue upon graduation from the CCJ program.

Lodi Presley – CCJ Careers: Parole and Probation Officer
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 [...]

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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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