2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin

International Crime and Justice, Master of Arts

Program Director: Dr. Gohar Petrossian

Deputy Director: Dr. Katarzyna Celinska

The Master of Arts in International Crime and Justice reflects the College’s commitment to the internationalization of criminal justice education and builds on the strengths of our undergraduate degree in international criminal justice by opening the possibility of graduate education in this field. Indeed, this is the first program of this nature in the United States. The MA in International Crime and Justice combines advanced substantive knowledge of international crime challenges and domestic and international responses, with analytic and research techniques in an interdisciplinary framework. It aims to produce graduates with a truly global outlook on criminal justice, a moral commitment to international justice, and professional competence in the increasingly multicultural workforce.

This program may also be completed fully online.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Arts in International Criminal Justice requires 36 credits consisting of eight required core courses (24 credits) and four electives (12 credits; see the list of courses below).

Required Courses

ICJ 700International Crime and Justice Theory

3

ICJ 701Illegal Markets and Economic Justice

3

ICJ 702Comparative CRJ Systems

3

ICJ 703International Criminal Law

3

ICJ 704Crime, Justice, and Cultural Struggles

3

ICJ 706Transnational Crime

3

ICJ 715Applied Research Methods in International Crime and Justice

3

ICJ 770Capstone Course in International Crime and Justice

3

Total Credit Hours:24

Electives

Electives may be selected from the list below or from any of the graduate courses offered at John Jay and CUNY, subject to the approval of the graduate program director. Students may use their 12 elective credits to complete courses toward the Advanced Certificate in Transnational Organized Crime Studies or Terrorism Studies, or students can take a combination of different electives chosen from the list of approved electives below. 

Students who have completed 15 credits and have a GPA of 3.5 or above are eligible to take the following electives: Internship (6 credits) and Thesis I/Thesis II (6 credits). The thesis elective is taken over a two semester sequence as ICJ 791 and ICJ 792. The internship course (ICJ 780) is an online course that is accompanied by a mandatory 280 hours in an internship site. Placements in internship sites are arranged at the initiative of the student in consultation with the Center for Career and Professional Development and the program director. Students interested in the internship elective should start their search for an internship site at least one semester in advance. Students are encouraged to pursue one or more internships during their graduate studies, even if they are not taking the internship elective course, potentially as an Independent Study (3 credits).

ICJ 780Internship Course

6

ICJ 791International Crime and Justice Thesis I

3

ICJ 792International Crime and Justice Thesis II

3

ICJ 705Human Rights and Counterterrorism

3

ICJ 720Crime and Justice in the Balkans

ICJ 721International Perspectives on Women in Criminal Justice

3

ICJ 725Environmental Crime

3

ICJ 726Drug Trafficking

3

ICJ 727/SEC 727Information Technology and Cybercrime

3

ICJ 728History of Genocide

3

ICJ 729Organized Crime: An International Perspective

3

ICJ 730Human Trafficking

3

ICJ 735Gender Justice for Conflict Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

3

ICJ 750Special Topics in International Crime and Justice

3

ICJ 755Terrorism and Transnational Crime

3

ICJ 762Corruption and the Global Economy

3

CRJ 713White-Collar Crime

3

CRJ 727/FCM 727Cybercriminology

3

CRJ 744Terrorism and Politics

3

CRJ 746Terrorism and Apocalyptic Violence

3

CRJ 784Organized Crime

3

CRJ 789Violence Across the Globe

3

PSY 705Victimology

3

PSY 729Terrorism

3

PSY 746Empirical Profiling Methods

3

CRJ 739Crime Mapping

3

CRJ 759Comparative Police Administration

3

CRJ 797Homeland Security and International Relations

3

CRJ 798Homeland Security and Terrorism

3

PAD 718International Public Policy and Administration

3

PAD 746Comparative Public Administration

3

PAD 772International Inspection and Oversight

3

HR 701International Human Rights: Organizations and Institutions

3

HR 711Human Rights and Humanitarianism

3

HR 712Civil and Political Rights and Civil Liberties

3

HR 713Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 36