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CRIM 180I Internship Pre-meetings

CRIM 108 informational meetings

From Prison Grounds to Caps and Gowns: Supporting Our Formerly Incarcerated Students, Faculty, and Staff

Day 1: Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline
Date: Friday, April 9
Time: 5:30 - 8:15 p.m.
Location: Zoom
RSVP: Visit link above to register 

Day 2: Expanding the Prison to College Pipeline
Date: Monday, April 12
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Zoom
RSVP: Visit link above to register 

Sponsored by the President's Council on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. For accommodations, please contact

Dog Days, Summer 2021 
Catalog for Roadmaps
CRIM 1 information and FAQ's
Criminology and FBS minor 
Graduate program

Press Coverage:


A message in regards to the passing of Devan Nicole Elayda

A message in regards to the passing of Officer Scanlan

A message to current and former Criminology Department students from the Department Chairs, June 12, 2020 

Statement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd

The Department of Criminology is proud to announce that Assistant Professor Dr. James Pitts has accepted an invitation to join the Fresno Commission for Police Reform. This commission was created by the Fresno City Council on June 11th of this year and was charged with providing recommendations for police reform to the city. The commission’s membership was announced by the Fresno Bee in the link below. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Pitts on this very important appointment. - storylink=mainstage_card2 

Professors Clement, Kieckhaefer, and Marshall, with help from Outstanding Criminology Undergraduate Student Nuvia Garcia, finished a several year long grant project with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). This program evaluation examined how various contraband interdiction programs influenced drugs and other illegal items, violence, and visitation at California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (SATF) and State Prison in Corcoran.