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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Law and Justice Department

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College of the Sciences
Kent Campus
GRCC Kent campus at Kent Station
417 Ramsay Way, Suite 112
Kent, WA 98032

253-856-9595 x 5350
Fax: 253-333-4972
    See website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff

Rodrigo Murataya, PhD, MPA

University Center Department Directors
Krystal Noga-Styron, JD (L)
J. Michael Olivero, PhD (Y)
Mary Ellen Reimund, LLM (D)
Key Sun, PhD (PC)

Rodrigo Murataya, PhD, criminal investigation, police-community relations, police personnel administration
J. Michael Olivero, PhD, corrections, criminology
Charles Reasons, PhD, LLB, criminology, criminal justice, law, comparative justice
Key Sun, PhD, correctional counseling, comparative criminal justice, psychological criminology

Associate Professors
Teresa Francis, LLM, criminal law, correctional law
Krystal Noga-Styron, JD, criminal law, crime and the media
Mary Ellen Reimund, LLM, criminal law, alternative dispute resolution, restorative justice

Assistant Professor
Cody Stoddard, PhD, policing, courts, criminological theory, quantitative methods

Sue Armstrong, JD, family law, legal research, legal writing, paralegal
Cathy Busha, JD, family law, legal research, legal writing, paralegal
Robert Wes Clogston, MS, law enforcement, comparative criminal justice, police personnel administration
Robert Moore, MA, corrections, correctional counseling
Simeon Sungi. PhD, human rights law, criminal justice

Michael Hanscom, secretary senior

Program Description
The MS degree in law and justice is designed to serve two distinct groups (1) those in law and justice field with professional experience and (2) those without professional experience who aspire to a law and justice career. The Advanced Professional specialization (45 credits) entails a research project and final research paper (project study). This specialization is aimed at those already in law and justice careers who want to do hands-on research, possibly with their own agency data. The Basic Career Specialization (60 credits), does not entail a major research project; however, it does entail 5 credits of internship and a final portfolio/paper on their internship experience. This specialization is aimed at those not currently in law and justice careers who want to gain valuable learning experience and prepare for a career. To meet the needs of these divergent groups, a core set of classes will be required (25 credits), focusing upon theory, research methods, and legal liability, followed by courses tailored to the needs of these two distinct groups.

Applicants for admission to the Master of Law and Justice Program must:

  1. Apply to CWU as a graduate student;
  2. Have a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences from a recognized four-year college or university in the U.S. or the equivalent from an institution abroad, or a bachelor’s degree and professional experience;
  3. At least a 3.0 GPA in all coursework attempted during the last 90-quarter (60 semesters) hours of study;
  4. Summit three professional letters of recommendation; and
  5. Submit personal statement of objectives.


    Master of Science

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