May 28, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Justice Studies

Office: McQuarrie Hall 524

Telephone: 408-924-2940 (Voice); 408-924-2953 (Fax)




Yoko Baba
Alessandro De Giorgi, Undergraduate Coordinator
Paul Knepper, Chair
James Lee
Steven Lee

Associate Professors

Ericka Adams, MS Justice Studies Coordinator
Christopher Hebert
Sang Hea Kil
Edith Kinney, Legal Studies Coordinator
Claudio Vera Sanchez, Justice Studies Programs Coordinator
Bryce Westlake, MS Criminology Coordinator
Yue (Wilson) Yuan

Assistant Professors

Mark Barash, Forensic Science Program Co-Coordinator
Shawna Bolton, Forensic Science Program Co-Coordinator
Sambuddha Ghatak, Human Rights Coordinator
John Halushka, Internship Coordinator
Grace Howard
Jodie Warren


Since 1930, the Department of Justice Studies has developed, promoted and fostered social justice and empowered communities. In an ever-changing social, political and economic environment, we remain committed to academic excellence, social activism and policy-relevant research. We offer BS and MS degrees in justice studies, a BS in forensic science and minors in justice studies, forensic studies, an MS in Criminology, legal studies and human rights. Among other topics, our widely regarded faculty conduct research in the areas of human rights, immigration, violence against women, sex offender behavior, family violence, and DNA profiling. Student groups and clubs include Alpha Phi Sigma, Chi Pi Sigma and the Forensic Science Students. Our graduates work in a multitude of settings including probation, parole, corrections, law enforcement, crime labs, and nonprofit agencies, or they continue their education in law school or other graduate programs.


    Undergraduate Major(s)

    Undergraduate Minor(s)



    Two types of certificates are available: Advanced Certificates  and Basic Certificates . The description of each certificate program identifies the type of certificate. 


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