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Crime and Justice Studies


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About Crime and Justice Studies

The Crime and Justice Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor drawing primarily from Sociology and Law and Society that provides students with knowledge and analytical skills to understand the problem of crime in its broad societal context—social, cultural, political, and economic, both nationally and internationally. This includes fostering an understanding of the causes and consequences of crime, criminal justice policy, and the role of law in redressing or reinforcing inequality and social problems with criminogenic ramifications.


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The Crime and Justice Studies Minor brings together critical sociological, legal and psychological foundations for examining crime and societal responses to crime.  The cluster of courses in the minor is meant to sharpen the students understanding of how ideological mechanisms and institutions are reproduced in the context of the criminal justice system.

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Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary$40,860 - $133,850
Rehabilitation Counselors$43,950 - $93,820
Correctional Officers and Jailers$42,730 - $102,820

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

Recognizing the international character of contemporary life, the Sociology program at Ramapo College emphasizes internships in local New Jersey and New York communities, as well as in study abroad programs.  By engaging in field study internships, sociology majors develop a broad and refined world perspective, and become highly prepared for graduate school and the workforce.