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A FEW PLACES YOU’LL FIND OUR GRADUATES WORKING:

Federal Bureau of Investigation Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health San Quentin State Prison Homeland Security, Department of Immigration Tennessee Department of Corrections

PROGRAMS

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF FORENSIC STUDIES

Masters in Applied Criminology Clinical Forensic Psychology PhD Clinical Forensic Psychology PsyD CAMPUSES

Fresno Los Angeles Sacramento San Diego San Francisco

Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Huntington, WV

CSFS

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF FORENSIC STUDIES ALLIANT INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

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Uniquely focused

The California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS) offers a distinct education that is uniquely focused. Ours is a program rooted in the clinical and theoretical best practices of forensic-related disciplines. As leaders in our field, we prepare graduates to bring working experience and unwavering professionalism to our legal system. Proudly, our graduates contribute to the system that protects the health, wellbeing and safety of others. AT CSFS, YOU CAN EXPECT:

•  To learn from highly regarded experts •  To connect with classmates and faculty in small classes •  To engage in real-world training •  To benefit from an innovative curriculum •  To obtain a multi-cultural perspective •  To have a broad range of career opportunities


Masters in Applied Criminology SAN FRANCISCO CAMPUS

The study of crime and its effects are vital to our public policy. The Masters in Applied Criminology program offers a multidisciplinary approach — blending theory, research and application. Students in this program will work closely with faculty who are legal professionals, psychologists, and criminologists, and who offer a practical and pragmatic education. THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO DELIVER AN UNDERSTANDING OF:

MASTER’S IN APPLIED CRIMINOLOGY CAREERS INCLUDE:

•  Offender-victim dynamics

•  Criminologist

•  The American criminal justice system

•  Law enforcement officer

•  T  he laws and procedures that directly

•  Consultant to state and federal agencies

influence work with offenders and victims

•  T  he importance of evidence-informed

policy and practice to advancing criminology

•  The role of culture in criminogenic issues

•  Probation and correctional officer •  Victim services provider


Clinical Forensic Psychology PsyD FRESNO, LOS ANGELES, SACRAMENTO, AND SAN DIEGO CAMPUSES

Clinical Forensic Psychology PhD FRESNO CAMPUS

Once you’ve made the decision to pursue a degree in clinical forensic psychology, the rationale for attending CSFS is strong. Our program is designed in accordance with the practitioner-scholar model and offers students a solid foundation in clinical psychology, forensic assessment, and legal research. At CSFS, you will learn from experts who bring their professional experiences to the classroom. You will also have the opportunity to work side-by-side with our regarded faculty to conduct research that has a direct impact on our field. BOTH THE PSYD AND THE PHD PROGRAMS FOCUS ON 12 CORE CLINICAL AREAS THAT ARE ESSENTIAL TO THE PRACTICE OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: •  P  rofessionalism

•  A  ssessment

•  R  eflective practice/self

•  I ntervention

care

•  S  cientific knowledge

and practice

•  R  elationships •  I ndividual and

cultural diversity

•  E  thical legal

standards and policy

•  R  esearch and

evaluation

•  S  upervision •  M  anagement and

administration

•  A  dvocacy

BOTH PROGRAMS ALSO PROVIDE EDUCATION IN CORE FORENSIC DOMAINS, INCLUDING: •  Criminal forensic assessment •  Civil forensic assessment •  Expert witness and legal report writing •  Legal research •  Forensic ethics


Practica and Internship

As a student in the PsyD or PhD program, you will gain invaluable experience through practica and internships. Your practicum training begins in your first or second year of the program and offers an introduction to the skills of clinical practice. Your experiences will complement your coursework and prepare you for the rigors of internship. Your internship offers more advanced training in clinical practice and will build upon the skills and competencies acquired during your coursework and practica. SOME OF THE PRACTICA AND INTERNSHIP SITES AT WHICH OUR STUDENTS HAVE BEEN PLACED INCLUDE:

•  L  .A. County and USC Maternal-Child

and Adolescent Center

•  L  .A. County Department of Probation •  L  os Padrinos Juvenile Hall •  P  asadena Rehabilitation Institute •  S  an Quentin State Prison •  V  alley State Prison for Women


PsyD or PhD?

While the PsyD and PhD programs share the same core clinical areas, as well as field placement and practica advantages, the two degrees differ in their focus. The PsyD is a four-year program with an emphasis upon professional practice, while our PhD is a five-year program that has a stronger emphasis on research. PSYD AND PHD IN CLINICAL FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY CAREERS INCLUDE:

•  C  linical-forensic psychologist •  N  on-profit administrator •  P  olice or correctional psychologist •  C  orrectional administration •  L  aw enforcement administration •  L  egal consulting •  L  egislative analyst/lobbyist •  A  cademician

FORENSIC VICTIMOLOGY CONCENTRATION

Victimology is the study of the dynamics of victimization and revictimization. This program focuses on four areas: foundational concepts, prevention, investigation, and intervention. The concentration can be taken in addition to the Clinical Forensic PsyD or PhD curriculum. Students must receive the recommendation of their Program Director, and be officially accepted by faculty, to participate.


CSFS International Program: Rome

The CSFS International Program brings a global perspective to your coursework, research and professional development. An opportunity to immerse yourself in Italian culture, this program provides an unforgettable experience and unique learning platform. THE ROME PROGRAM FOCUSES ON ORGANIZED CRIME PSYCHOLOGY, INCLUDING:

•  P  sychology of the Italian Mafia •  S  erial crime investigation and analysis •  P  ost-traumatic issues in police work •  P  olice self-defense techniques: Police K-9,

shooting range and speed driving

•  P  sychology of undercover police work


THE CASE FOR FORENSIC STUDIES

I am often asked to describe what it means to have a career in forensics. I find it a challenging task simply because the term “forensics” has such a broad application. Forensics is fascinating. And sexy. And rewarding. But for some, it’s not the career they expect. Hollywood has done a fine job glamorizing crime scene investigation and has brought a small part of forensics studies to the forefront of American culture. There is so much more. During my 30 years working in forensics, I have seen the change —  the good — a career in forensics can make. Victimology, criminology, psychology…these are vital and rewarding fields. At CSFS, we prepare students to contribute to the systems on which we all rely for our health, wellbeing and safety.

Our incredible faculty are strong examples of the positive effect good minds can have in forensics. Respected and sought after in their fields, they bring real-world experiences and research into their teachings. These are leaders in forensics. By joining their expertise with our progressive curriculum and professional field training, we are able to offer an unmatched educational experience. Is a career in forensics right for you? That is a question you alone can answer. But I can offer you this — should you decide to pursue forensics studies, a degree from CSFS will afford you a career that will be unlike any other.

ERIC W. HICKEY, PHD DEAN


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An overview of the California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University.

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