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Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Homeland Security

Criminal justice refers to the “agencies of social control that handle offenders.” These agencies include police departments, courts and correctional facilities. This department offers programs of study for A.S. and B.S. degrees in Criminal Justice and Legal Studies. Click on the heading for a complete listing of degrees as well as co-op and internship programs.

Faculty
The professors in the Criminal Justice program are highly qualified academically and have many years of professional experience. They are practitioners from the fields of law enforcement, the judiciary, corrections, prosecution, forensic science and law.

The Legal Studies full time faculty are experienced attorneys and educators who have practiced, lectured and published in many and varied areas of law. The Legal Studies Director is past President of the American Association for Paralegal Education. The faculty are committed to assisting students successfully begin their careers and preparing them for future law-related opportunities.

Department Contacts
Antoinette Collarini-Schlossberg, Ph.D.
Chair
Queens Campus
718-990-7408
schlossa@stjohns.edu

Harvey Schlossberg, Ph.D.
Program Director - Criminal Justice
Associate Professor
Criminal Justice and Legal Studies
718-990-7433
schlossh@stjohns.edu

James Croft
Program Director, Legal Studies
Queens Campus
718-990-7821
croftj@stjohns.edu

Joseph J. Gulinello
Program Director - Homeland Security
Queens Campus
718-990-7337
gulinelj@stjohns.edu 

Thomas John Ward, Ph.D.
Criminal Justice Leadership Graduate Program Director
Queens Campus
718-990-6111
wardt@stjohns.edu