Michigan State University

Collection Development Policy Statement: Criminal Justice

Last Update July 2023 Carin Graves

Purpose or Scope of the Collection

A. Curricular/Research/Programmatic Needs

The School of Criminal Justice at MSU engages in interdisciplinary research on issues relevant to crime and risk to inform policy. Faculty research includes terrorism, cyber crime, policing, juvenile justice, security, gender based violence, and environmental crime. At the undergraduate level the program offers a major in criminal justice and a minor in security management. At the graduate level, the school awards both Masters and PhDs. Students can obtain a Masters in Criminal Justice, Cybercrime and Digital Investigation, Forensic Science, and Law Enforcement Intelligence & Analysis. All of the Masters options except Forensic Sciences have online options. A PhD in Criminal Justice is also offered. At the graduate level there are several certificate programs available to students including: Certificate in Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection, Certificate in Cyber Criminology and Cyber Security, Certificate in Homeland Security, Certificate in International Focus, Certificate in Law Enforcement Intelligence & Analysis, and a Certificate in Security Management.