The Center for the Study of Crime and Justice (CSCJ) in the Department of Sociology at Colorado State University serves as the focal point for criminological and criminal justice education, engagement and research at the international, national, state, and local levels. CSCJ was formed in 2008 as a result of the efforts of Dr. Michael Hogan, Dr. Tara Shelley, Dr. Paul Stretesky (who left CSU in 2009) and Dr. Prabha Unnithan. Dr. Jennifer Harman of the Department of Psychology joined the Center in 2011 and Dr. Tara Opsal from the Department of Sociology did so in 2012. Dr. Malcolm Scott who is in the School of Social Work began working with CSCJ in 2014.
One of CSCJ's major areas of expertise include Green Criminology.