Monday, June 19, 2017

Interested in Forensics? Register for CCJS 320 in Summer Session II!

Image result for forensic scienceCCJS 320 provides students with an introduction to forensic science. The course is taught by Professor Thomas Mauriello, who has been featured on Investigation Discovery and various documentaries on the Discovery Channel. Students in the course learn about:
  • Crime scene physical evidence
  • Preservation of evidence
  • Polygraphing, firearms identification
  • Blood analysis
  • Death investigation
  • And more

CCJS 320 is a hybrid course, students watch online lectures and meet in-person for labs.   CCJS 320 is hands-on and interactive.

Summer Session II begins July 10, 2017 and ends August 18, 2017.  Students can request permission to register for CCJS 320 by visiting

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Graduate School Summer Information Sessions

All UMD undergrads from all majors are invited.  RSVP at:

Open House and Recruiting Event - The United States Capitol Police

Image result for us capitol policeDate: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, C Street N.E., Washington D.C., 20002
No RSVP required

Attendees will learn how to apply, hear about the hiring standards, and have the opportunity to take the initial Police Officer Selection Test (POST) test, if interested. To attend: take the metro to Union Station and walk across the street to the Dirksen Senate Office Building. 

Additional Information:

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fall 2017 Internships with START

START is currently accepting applications for Fall 2017 Internships! START Interns work with our researchers on our policy-relevant research projects focused on the human causes and consequences of terrorism. This Fall, from August 24-December 11, students will work a minimum of 10 hours-a-week on any one of 15 different projects. Our projects accepting interns range from our Global Terrorism Database to GIS focused research and from Understanding Domestic Radicalization through Unconventional Weapons and Technology.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Apply for the CCJS Honors Program

Image result for CCJS UMDThe CCJS Honors Program is a unique opportunity for undergraduate CCJS majors to challenge themselves academically.  The Honors Program is comprised of small, interactive, and rigorous courses taught by Dr. Maimon, a distinguished CCJS tenured faculty member. More information about Dr. Maimon, his research and teaching is available here.

Students graduating from our Honors Program receive a departmental honors notation on their diploma and have the opportunity to add a very unique experience to their resumes.  Many of the CCJS Honors Program graduates have attended Ivy League graduate and law schools, including the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Social Work, Georgetown Law, and the UMD CCJS doctoral program.  Additionally, some Honors students have moved on to careers with agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security, and Teach For America.  

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

NOVA Capital Defense Office Fall 2017 Internship Opportunity

The Northern Virginia Capital Defender Office (CDO), located in Tysons, VA, seeks highly motivated graduate students pursuing a degree in Forensic Psychology, Social Work or related field, with an interest in assisting with the zealous representation of defendants facing the death penalty.  The CDO is a pretrial office under the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission that represents people who are charged with capital offenses and who are facing a possible death sentence.  The Mitigation Specialist/Investigative interns assist with gathering information and documentation about factors in our clients’ lives that can be used to argue for a sentence other than the death penalty. 

The CDO is currently seeking students for the Fall 2017 semester.  Interested students should submit a resume and a cover letter to Alexandra Silanskis, Mitigation Specialist, Northern Virginia Capital Defender Office, via email to  The application deadline is rolling.  The CDO is an equal opportunity employer, equal without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or political affiliation.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CCJS Advising Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

CCJS Advising will be closed Friday, May 26, 2017 and Monday, May 29, 2017 for Memorial Day Weekend. The office will reopen Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 9:00AM for normal walk-in hours. Have a safe holiday weekend!