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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 [...]

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! [...]

Jessica Brainard – CCJ Careers: Portland Police Officer

Listen as CCJO graduate, Jessica Brainard, describes her responsibilities and training as a Portland Police Officer. View Transcript Tom Hodge: Good morning and welcome to [...]

David Kennedy – Stopping It

David Kennedy, the Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, discusses the crisis of guns, gangs and mass incarceration. View Transcript So this [...]

John Eck – Reducing Crime and Disorder

Dr. John Eck discusses the theory, practice and future directions for effective policing within our communities. View Transcript John Eck: And thank you all for [...]

CCJ 435 Crime, Grime and Fear

Examine the factors that combine to intensify neighborhood crime and community decline, with a focus on crime patterns, disorder, fear of crime, police-citizen relations, and [...]

CCJ 404 Internship

PSU student discusses the importance of a criminal justice internship.

CCJ 330 Crime Control Strategies

Explore ideas on what can be done to address, prevent, and control crime, as well as apply real-world policies and issues to answer some of [...]

Kris Henning – Research Spotlight

Listen to Dr. Henning as he discusses his collaboration with local criminal justice agencies, as well as his strong focus on evidence-based practice. View Transcript [...]

Laura Hickman – Research Spotlight

Hear from Dr. Hickman as she examines her work with immigration and crime. View Transcript 0:07 So the way that I found myself engaged in [...]

Mark Leymon – Research Spotlight

Understand Dr. Leymon’s research and how he uses his sociology background in the field of criminology and criminal justice. View Transcript My name Mark Leymon. [...]

Deb Lindberg – Criminal Justice

Hear from Dr. Lindberg as she talks about her view of criminology and criminal justice. View Transcript 00:13 One of the most valuable things about [...]

Robert Lockwood – Student Centered Program

Listen as Dr. Lockwood discusses how the CCJO program uses students as “co-teachers” in the program. View Transcript 00:12 My name is Bob Lockwood and [...]

Danielle McGurrin – Theory and Practice

Hear from Dr. McGurrin as she discusses the elements that she likes to study in the field of criminology and criminal justice. View Transcript 00:15 [...]

Brian Renauer – Research Spotlight

Listen to Dr. Renauer as he discusses his focus on public perceptions of police legitimacy and trust in police. View Transcript 0:08 The goal of [...]

CCJ 420 Criminal Law and Legal Reasoning

This class focuses on giving students the necessary skills to solve problems through reading and researching cases and law reviews. Criminal Law & Legal Reasoning [...]

CCJ 340 Crime Analysis

An introduction to the basic methods used in analyzing data from criminal justice agencies, including temporal and spatial analysis of crime patterns, calculation of crime [...]

CCJ 380 Research Methods

Watch this video, produced and written by Dr. Mark Leymon, on the importance of Research Methods in the…

CCJ 410 Science and Practice of Profiling

Assistant Professor Mark Leymon discusses his class, Science and Practice of Profiling, offered in the CCJO Bachelor’s Degree program. View Transcript 00:13 I am very [...]