Research, Projects and Events

Justice Studies Graduates

Department of Justice Studies Convocation

Convocation is a graduation ceremony organized by the Justice Studies Taskforce solely for students within the Department of Justice Studies.

Visit the Justice Studies Taskforce website for convocation information


Ann Lucas Lecture Series in Law and Justice

The Ann Lucas Lecture Series in Law and Justice was established in 2009 by San José State University's Deparment of Justice Studies to honor the memory of Dr. Ann Lucas (1962-2009).

Beyond the Books

Since 2015, the Justice Studies Task Force has invited law enforcement and criminal justice professionals across the nation and among a diverse array of agencies and companies to sit on a panel and share their careers perspectives with students.

Forensic Science Speaker Series

The Forensic Science Speaker series brings internationally known Forensic Science experts to campus every semester. 

Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to participate in one of the many clubs as this is best way to connect with campus life!

Join a student organization

CSI Summer Camp

Experience crime scene investigation and forensic science with actual experts in the field as you learn the secrets of how CSIs uncover hidden evidence, careful observation and collection of evidence, detection and interpretation of fingerprints, blood stain patterns, DNA, report writing, and ethics and court testimony in this one week, hands-on intensive camp at San José State University.

Register for CSI Summer Camp

Faculty Research

Learn more about our faculty's research and their scholarly research and social activism.

Records Clearance Project

The RCP is the only program in the country that engages undergraduate students in learning and using legal skills to clear people’s criminal records. Read more.