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Dr. Kathryn Hamel, PhD - Dean, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Welcome to the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at California Southern University! We are dedicated professionals who deliver only the highest quality educational experience to learners across the state, country and world. Designed with accessibility and flexibility in mind, our undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs are carefully tailored to prepare our learners for a broad spectrum of careers in the Criminal Justice field, or assist career professionals seeking further challenge, growth and advancement.

Our course content is primarily delivered through an integrated online learning environment which is supported by a robust and intuitive user-interface. Faculty mentors who facilitate our interactive online courses are highly educated professionals who are experts in their respective disciplines. They are trained to teach through their own experiences, while illustrating how these real-world examples reflect theory and research. Through this approach, learners will develop practical skills and knowledge critical to their professional and personal development.

Coursework covers topics related to criminal procedure, ethics, criminal investigations, criminal law, applied criminology, community policing, cultural diversity, contemporary issues in criminal justice, victimology, cyber-crime, cultural diversity, family crime, organized crime, homeland security, juvenile justice, forensic psychology, among others.

Dr. Kathryn Hamel, PhD
Dean, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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