Johnathan Fleming spent more than 20 years behind bars for a murder he didn't commit. Rob Rahn '76, a St. Francis graduate, helped free him. Both came to St. Francis College to tell students about the experience.
Sociology and Criminal Justice come to life every day at the College. You'll meet the people working in these fields every day. People who are making a difference in people's lives.
Our goal is for students to enter the workforce prepared to solve social problems such as addressing homelessness, helping crime victims find needed services, prosecuting criminals, defending clients in a court of law, fighting injustices, and creating meaningful public policy. Graduates from our program are prepared to attend law school as well as pursue graduate work in sociology, criminal justice, criminology, and psychology.
Our faculty members conduct research in a range of areas within the disciplines of sociology and criminology including crime and popular culture, wrongful convictions, post-prison education, crime and media, and public school education in New York City. Their works have been published and they frequently appear as experts on various media.
Students can work as research assistants and gain valuable internships at social service and criminal justice agencies, including:
- Safe Horizon (an organization that works with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault),
- Senior centers,
- Child care centers,
- Probation agencies,
- Parole agencies,
- District Attorneys
- and, Law firms.
Learn about Courses and Program Requirements in the Course Catalogue
A Sampling of Recently Introduced Courses:
- Wrongful Convictions
- Prisons and Prisoners
- Problems of Urban Law Enforcement
- Media, Crime, and Criminal Justice
- Cultural Criminology
- Crime, Justice, and American Fiction
- Social Movements The 1950s
- The 1960s