By Manny Sandoval |Distribution Manager| A Deputy Coroner is a crucial career within law enforcement. From conducting investigations to determining the cause and mode of death, contacting descendants of the deceased, to helping families go about making the tough transition during such a trying time, Deputy Coroners wear many hats and put themselves on the line when in the field. A Deputy Coroner is someone who investigates death. We had the opportunity to sit down with the County of San Bernardino Deputy Coroner Marlene Leyva to discuss how one can become a Deputy Coroner. We covered her journey to success, and discussed the critical aspects that come along with this gut … [Read more...] about Investigating dead bodies
By Rachel Rundengan |Opinions Editor| CSUSB ranked No.12 in U.S. for the criminal justice graduate program by College Choice. A national ranking service has listed CSUSB’s online criminal justice master’s degree program No.12 among 50 other colleges and universities, such as University of California Irvine and Arizona State University, just to name a few. CSUSB is also the only CSU to make its “Best Online Masters in Criminal Justice Degree Programs, 2016.” A Master of Arts (MA) in Criminal Justice is available entirely online and is nearly identical to the on-campus program. The only difference is that the online students must take a comprehensive exam at the end of the program in … [Read more...] about CSUSB criminal justice top 12 in U.S.
By Manuel Sandoval |Assistant News Editor| CSUSB's online criminal justice graduate program ranked number two in the nation for having the best value. According to Valuecolleges.com, this is the third time this academic year that CSUSB placed on the "Top 50 Best Value Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs of 2016.” "We have been ranked numerous times. I am pleased and proud of what our criminal justice department does here at CSUSB," said Larry K. Gaines, criminal justice department chair. This past August the criminal justice online master of arts degree was listed at No. 17 in SuperScholar’s “50 Best Online Criminal Justice Programs 2015,” and No. 20 by U.S. News & … [Read more...] about CSUSB Criminal Justice Program Ranked No. 2 in Nation
By Yara Del Rio-Dominguez |Staff Writer| California residents have the option of voting on Proposition 47 to scale back several felonies to lower level misdemeanors in order to reduce the penalties for committed crimes. Proposition 47 will modify the classification of non-serious and nonviolent, property, and drug crimes. Only those who have been convicted of a non-serious, nonviolent crime will qualify for the changes implemented by Proposition 47, according to ballotpedia.org. “I think this is an issue and people should not go to jail for committing little crimes,” said student Ashley Sandoval. This comes to a surprise because California residents voted for the Three Strikes law … [Read more...] about Proposition 47: Felonies to misdemeanors
By Adrian Carlos |Staff Writer| Shots being fired and stress levels rising, sirens screaming, walking into a bullet-eaten house or maybe cautiously escorting an inmate to court. These are just a few of the things the Criminal Justice Club (CJC) members may experience in their future careers. The club is a resourceful, hands-on group of students who are involved with community service on campus and throughout the Inland Empire. They are committed to helping and assisting anyone interested in finding the information they seek about the field of criminal justice. According to club president Gina Adame, the clubs roster is around 120 students and is still growing. Deborah … [Read more...] about Criminal Justice Club on campus gets members motivated about possible careers
By Yara Del Rio-Dominguez |Staff Writer| CSUSB’s Correctional Education department has been awarded a grant and has currently received $5.8 million in aid for the planning and implementation of a re-entry program. The program helps promote the safe and successful reintegration of recently incarcerated or detained individuals into the community through using evidence based practices designed to help reduce the risk of re-offending. Participants then must enroll in their court-mandated courses such as anger management and substance abuse. Parolees are addressed as “students” in the program and are also encouraged to sign up for mandated courses, many of whom enroll in G.E.D. … [Read more...] about Ex-cons get a second chance with new education program
By Angela Rodriguez IStaff Writer| CSUSB’s Career Development Center (CDC) held the Social and Behavioral Sciences Career/Graduate Fair on Jan. 30 in the Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The career fair was designed to introduce students to professionals in the working world and expose them to different types of jobs they can acquire with a degree in social and behavioral sciences. “I didn’t even know this event was going on today but there’s a lot of employers here. And grad school information, that’s pretty helpful to me since I’m just beginning looking into grad programs,” said student Karla Alivizo. The on-campus exhibition was open to all present … [Read more...] about Coyotes recruited at Career Development Center fair
By Hector Gama Staff Writer Bewildered, dazed and red in the face are the only adjectives to describe Criminal Justice Professor Stephen Tibbetts after he was “ambushed” during the middle of his class by CSUSB President Dr. Albert Karnig and colleagues. As we made our ascent from the first floor of the Social and Behavioral building to the second, where Tibbetts’ office is located, there was excitement and amusement in the air. I asked Karnig why it was that he decided to ambush professors during class to present them this particular award as opposed to presenting them with it privately. “It’s to bring attention to the award, and in particular, the person receiving the award in … [Read more...] about Karnig ambushes Tibbetts