Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in International Crime and Justice

Program Summary:

Credits Required: 36
Tuition Per Credit:

Next Start Date:

08-24-2018

The John Jay Master of Arts Online Program in International Crime and Justice provides students with an understanding of the transnational and global ramifications of crime and crime control. As crime and justice become increasingly internationalized, the study of criminal justice must evolve past the traditional discourse that examines issues pertaining to each individual country. The core courses of the program encompass comparative and international criminal justice and criminology. Students can combine core and elective courses to obtain the Advanced Certificate in Transnational Organized Crime Studies (ACTOCS) in addition to the Master’s degree.

The program is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences as well as for mid-career professionals from the United States and from around the world who are already working in criminal justice, international relations, the non-profit sector, and similar fields.

Instructors in the International Crime and Justice MA program are multicultural and multilingual and represent many different academic disciplines, including Anthropology, Criminology, Economics, Law, Sociology, and Political Science. They have been recognized for their teaching, student mentoring, and research and publications, including several award winning books.  ICJ faculty have also served as consultants to national organizations, including the United Nations, World Bank, INTERPOL, USAID, and DEA

Curriculum

The program requires 36 credits of coursework which includes 24 credit hours of core courses and 12 credit hours of elective courses.

 

The eight core courses are:

 

  • ICJ 700: International Crime and Justice Theory
  • ICJ 701: Illegal Markets and Economic Justice
  • ICJ 702: Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • ICJ 703: International Criminal Law
  • ICJ 704: Crime, Justice and Cultural Struggles
  • ICJ 706: Transnational Crime
  • ICJ 715: Applied Research Methods in International Crime and Justice
  • ICJ 770: Capstone Course in International Crime and Justice

 

For the required four electives, students can currently choose among these courses:

 

  • ICJ 725 Environmental Crime
  • ICJ 762 Corruption and the Global Economy
  • ICJ 780 Internship course*
  • CRJ 713 White Collar Crime
  • CRJ 739 Crime Mapping
  • CRJ 744 Terrorism and Politics
  • CRJ 784 Organized Crime

* individual approval required

Curriculum Courses


Courses

Requirements

The Master of Arts Online Program in International Crime and Justice welcomes applicants who have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary institution, or international equivalent, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. In addition, applicants should have successfully completed an undergraduate statistics course. Students may be conditionally admitted without undergraduate statistics but must complete this course within the first year of the program. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.

Applicants are asked to submit:

  • Official transcripts of undergraduate and other graduate coursework
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement of approximately 500 words giving reasons for wanting to pursue graduate study
  • A writing sample of 5-10 pages (of a research or analytical paper)

The Admissions Committee may request interviews with applicants.

Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 212-237-8863 or graduateadmissions@jjay.cuny.edu for any questions regarding the admissions review process.

Meet the Faculty

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Gohar Petrossian

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Gohar Petrossian


Faculty Title
Program Director

Education
BA Hartwick College
MA John Jay College of Criminal Justice
PhD Rutgers University

Biography
Faculty Bio

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Dr. Petrossian expertise is in wildlife crime; spatial and temporal patterns of crime; environmental criminology and opportunity theories; crime prevention; problem-oriented policing; and qualitative methods

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Jana Arsovska

Faculty Name
Jana Arsovska


Faculty Title
Associate Professor

Education
BA American College of Thessaloniki
MA, PhD Catholic University of Leuven

Biography
Faculty Bio

Associate Professor of Sociology, Dr. Arsovska specializes is in the fields of organized crime and state crime, Balkan studies, culture and crime

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Rosemary Barberet

Faculty Name
Rosemary Barberet


Faculty Title
Professor

Education
BA Georgetown University
MA University of Massachusetts
PhD University of Maryland

Biography
Faculty Bio

Professor of Sociology, Dr. Berberet specializes in comparative criminology, victimology, and gender and crime with additional expertise in Spain/Europe.

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Kashka Celinska

Faculty Name
Kashka Celinska


Faculty Title
Associate Professor

Education
MA University of Warsaw (Law)
PhD University of Utah (Sociology)

Biography
Faculty Bio

Associate Professor of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration, Dr. Celinska is an expert in the areas of violence prevention, program evaluation, women's issue in criminal justice, and the impact of imprisonment on offenders and their families

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Maria Haberfeld

Faculty Name
Maria Haberfeld


Faculty Title
Professor

Education
BA, MA Hebrew University of Jerusalem
PhD The Graduate School and University Center, CUNY

Biography
Faculty Bio

Professor of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration, Dr. Haberfeld's areas of expertise are in comparative policing with an emphasis on counter-terrorism, the use of force and ethics, and comparative criminal justice

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Jay Hamilton

Faculty Name
Jay Hamilton


Faculty Title
Assistant Professor

Education
BA University of Redlands
MA, PhD University of California, Riverside

Biography
Faculty Bio

Assistant Professor of Economics, Dr. Hamilton's special focus is on the nature of gift-giving/sharing of illegal drugs and other non-monetary transactions; Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Corruption (FWAC) in government; and equity dimensions of criminal justice policy

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Susan Kang

Faculty Name
Susan Kang


Faculty Title
Associate Professor

Education
BA University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
PhD University of Minnesota

Biography
Faculty Bio

Associate Professor of Political Science, Dr. Kang specializes in international relations, international organizations, and law and economic and social rights

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Issa Karasioglu


Faculty Title
Adjunct Professor

Education
BA Criminal Justice, Department of Security Sciences, Turkish National Policy Academy
MA Columbia University
MPhil and MPhD Applied Anthropology, Columbia University

Biography
Faculty Bio

Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, Dr. Karasioglu's expertise is in the politics of identity (ethnicity and nationalism); hegemony; anthropology of the Middle East and the Caucasus; radicalization; and anthropology and crime.

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Veronica Michel-Luviano

Faculty Name
Veronica Michel-Luviano


Faculty Title
Assistant Professor

Education
BA UNAM
MA University of Minnesota
PhD University of Minnesota

Biography
Faculty Bio

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Dr. Michel-Luviano's work focuses on legal norms and institutions, norm diffusion, human rights, victim's rights, legal mobilization/litigation, and the rule of law in transitional societies.

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Yuliya Zabyelina

Faculty Name
Yuliya Zabyelina


Faculty Title
Assistant Professor

Education
BA National Taras Shevchenko Pedogical University of Luhansk
MA Jacobs University, Bremen
PhD University of Toronto

Biography
Faculty Bio

Assistant Professor of Social Science, Dr. Zabyelina specializes in organized and transnational crime and international relations.

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Joe Zelasney


Faculty Title
Adjunct Professor

Education
BA University of Colorado
MA University of Washington's School of Marine Affairs
Certificate in Global Trade, Transportation and Logistics Studies

Biography
Faculty Bio

Adjunct Professor Zelasney's expertise is in transnational crime environmental crime, and illegal fishing.

Career Options

Graduates of the program will enter the job market equipped with advanced, substantive knowledge and the analytical and research skills necessary to pursue careers in the public, private or non-profit sectors in areas such as law enforcement, intelligence analysis, international human rights, anti-money laundering, and anti-corruption among others. The program also prepares those who wish to pursue doctoral studies in various disciplines.