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Creator: Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Criminal Justice.
Title:College of Criminal Justice records
Dates: n.d., 1963-1995
Call Number:A28
Location:28/3-4, 29/1
Volume: 29.50 cubic ft. (31 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The bulk of the collection consists of student records from 1963 through 1987. These include high school and college transcripts, academic petitions, Scholastic Aptitude Test scores, and letters of recommendation. Subject files document the CCJ's faculty, students, and alumni, and include meeting minutes, faculty handbooks, curricular material, memoranda, student handbooks, reminiscences of the class of 1972 for their 25th reunion, admission bulletins, admission applications, and flyers. Audio cassettes and programs document the dedication of the John A. Volpe Hall, home of the CCJ since 1972.
Historical Abstract:Northeastern University (NU) established the College of Criminal Justice (CCJ) in 1967 to provide professional training and support study and research in the administration of criminal justice. CCJ emerged from the University College's Department of Law Enforcement and Security, which was founded in 1961 and offered part-time baccalaureate and associate degree programs. Initially designed to prepare students for careers in law enforcement, CCJ's academic program has expanded to include course work in corrections, juvenile delinquency, social welfare, criminalistics, and rehabilitation. Based on the Cooperative Plan of Education, CCJ enables students to alternate periods of study with supervised work assignments in police departments, adult and juvenile correctional institutions, settlement houses, probation and parole departments, law offices, and security organizations. From an enrollment of 54 students in 1967-1968, CCJ has grown to approximately 1,000 full-time undergraduates and 70 graduate students in 1999.
Arrangement: Organized into 2 series: 1. Subject Files; and 2. Student Records.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Criminal Justice.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Criminal Justice--Curricula.

  • Education, Cooperative.
  • Law enforcement--Study and teaching (Higher)--Massachusetts--Boston.
  • Criminal justice, Administration of--Study and teaching (Higher)--Massachusetts--Boston.

Restrictions:Records are closed for 25 years from their date of creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office. Student records (boxes 2-30) are closed for 75 years from their date of creation.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Ken Risley, April 1999; updated by Caitlin Birch, February 2014