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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law and Justice Department

Law and Justice Department

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College of the Sciences
Farrell Hall, room 309
CWU-Des Moines (D)
CWU-Kent (K)
CWU-Lynnwood (L)
CWU-Pierce County (PC)
CWU-Yakima (Y)

Fax: 509-963-3205

    See website for how these programs may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff

Charles Reasons, PhD, JD

University Center Department Directors
Rodrigo Murataya, PhD (Y)
Krystal Noga-Styron, JD (L)
Mary Ellen Reimund, LLM (D)
Key Sun, PhD (PC)

J. Michael Olivero, PhD, corrections, criminology
Charles Reasons, PhD, JD, criminology, criminal justice, law, comparative justice
Key Sun, PhD, correctional counseling, comparative criminal justice, psychological criminology

Associate Professors
Sarah Britto, PhD, criminology, media and fear of crime, restorative justice
Rodrigo Murataya, PhD, criminal investigation, police-community relations, police personnel administration
Mary Ellen Reimund, LLM, criminal law, alternative dispute resolution, restorative justice

Assistant Professors
Teresa Francis, LLM, criminal law, correctional law
Krystal Noga-Styron, JD, criminal law, crime and the media
Cody Stoddard, ABD, policing, courts, criminological theory, quantitative methods

Cathy Busha, JD, family law, legal research, legal writing, paralegal
Robert Moore, MA, corrections, correctional counseling

Darlene Reinbold, secretary senior

Department Standards
Admission to the major and to the minor

  • Grade requirement: overall grade point average of 2.25 or higher. The department chair may admit a limited number of students with grade point averages below 2.25 under extenuating circumstances.
  • Students applying to the major must submit a major application form.
  • The law and justice department reserves the right to modify these requirements in special cases or as the needs of the department change.

Exit Requirements
A minimum grade of C- must be earned in all courses used to fulfill the requirements of the major and of the minor.

Bachelor of Arts
(NOTE: Students seeking a BA degree must complete one year of college/university study or two years of high school study of a single foreign language.)

(Note: for all 400-level LAJ courses, student must have completed either a DTA or ENG 101 and 102, MATH 101 or 153 or 154 or 164 or 170 or 172, MATH 102 or MATH 130 or PHIL 201 or CS 105 (basic skills in these categories.) 

Law and Justice Core Requirements

LAJ 300 - Administration of Criminal Justice     4
LAJ 302 - Criminal Procedure     4
LAJ 303 - Legal Research     4
LAJ 313 - Criminal Law    4
LAJ 400 - Research Methods in Criminal Justice (4)    4-5
SOC 363 - Methods of Social Research (5)
PSY 300 - Research Methods in Psychology (5)
LAJ 401 - Ethics, Diversity, and Conflict in Criminal Justice     4
LAJ 420 - Community and Social Justice    4
LAJ 451 - Crime in America     4
Total Credits: 32-33


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