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Fall 24 Advisors (Available: August 28th - December 21st )                                                                   

No Advisers during summer: CONTACT: Chair Robert Garot- or Admin. Alisa Thomas-            Questions NOT related to Sociology, Criminology or Dispute Resolution please contact   The John Jay Academic Advisement Center.

Criminology & Sociology Advisors

Last Names A-L = Prof. Sara Martucci

If your last name begins with the letter A through letter L, then please make an appointment with Prof. Sara Martucci  

Last Names M-Z = Prof. Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, Jr.

If your last name begins with the letter M through letter Z, then please make an appointment with Professor (Jay) Pastrana Jr.
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Dispute Resolution Advisor

Prof. Maria Volpe-

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AKD-International Sociology Honor Society: Beta Theta of New York Chapter-John Jay College                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   To become a member of Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the International Sociology Honor Society, you must meet the following criteria [Note: The department of Sociology will run a query and contact eligible students]:

  • Enrolled as a major in Sociology or Criminology 
  • Be at least a junior (third year) in class standing
  • Achieved at least a 3.3 overall Grade Point Average Rank 
  • Maintained 3.0 GPA in sociology courses taken at John Jay prior to initiation
  • Completed at least four courses in sociology at John Jay prior to initiation  

CLICK  HERE: Benefits of becoming a member!

Honors Concentration in Criminology 

Students with a cumulative 3.5 grade point average and have taken both STA 250 and SSC 325, and take a two-semester sequenced research internship (Soc 430-431) under the supervision of a full-time Sociology professor are eligible for an Honors Concentration in Criminology. Research internships are available in areas of studies that match faculty expertise--gang, immigration and crime studies, domestic violence, drug, prison studies, white-collar and corporate crime, victimization, and other areas. Contact the Faculty or Staff Advisors listed above.

Alex Smith Award for Excellence in Criminology 

In honor of Alex Smith, an esteemed professor emeritus, the Alex Smith Award for Excellence in Criminology is given to the outstanding graduating criminology major. 

Career Suggestions 

The criminology major offers students an interesting way to link academic work in college with potential careers in criminal justice, including police, probation, parole, corrections, courts, victims and juvenile service agencies and security in the private and public sectors. In addition to careers related to criminal justice, the criminology major, as a liberal arts major, is an excellent choice for individuals unsure about their career interests, who have interests outside criminal justice, or are thinking about graduate school or law school. Criminology majors are able to pursue the same range of careers in business or public service as students, who major in fields such as psychology, sociology or anthropology. 

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Fellowships / Scholarships 


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Criminology Club

We are always looking for curious and creative students to participate and contribute to the Criminology Club!

If you are interested in being a member, contact Professor Yolanda Ortiz (