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  Graduate School-Newark 2020-2022 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Criminal Justice 202  

Criminal Justice 202

Degree Program Offered: Doctor of Philosophy

Dean: Bill McCarthy, Ph.D., School of Criminal Justice, Center for Law and Justice (973-353-3311)

Director of Graduate Program: Robert Apel, Ph.D., School of Criminal Justice, Center for Law and Justice (973-353-5216)

Manager of Graduate Programs:  Jimmy Camacho,Manager Graduate Programs and Graduate Enrollment (973-353-3448)


PhD Student Handbook:

Members of the Graduate Faculty


Robert Apel, SCJ; Ph.D., Maryland
Economy; life course; crime policy; violence and injury; applied econometrics

Joel Caplan, SCJ; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Parole; policing; public security; geographical information systems (GIS); criminal justice policy

Ko-lin Chin, SCJ; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Street gangs; organized crime; human trafficking; illegal immigration

Ronald V. Clarke, SCJ; Ph.D., London
Crime opportunity theories; situational crime prevention; wildlife crimes

Todd Clear, SCJ; Ph.D., SUNY (Albany)
Incarceration; community justice issues; sentencing and correction; reentry; higher education

Leslie W. Kennedy, SCJ; Ph.D., Toronto
Spatial risk assessment; public security; policing

Bill McCarthy, SCJ;Ph.D., Toronto
Violence; race and crime; policing

Jody A. Miller, SCJ; Ph.D., Southern California
Gender, crime, and victimization; feminist theory; qualitative research methods; international/comparative research

Joel Miller, SCJ; Ph.D., Surrey (UK)
Police-community relations; ethnic and racial profiling; juvenile justice and delinquency; program evaluation

Andres Rengifo, SCJ; Ph.D., CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Bail and first appearance courts; policing;cross-national and comparative research; social networks

Norman Samuels, SCJ; Ph.D., Duke
Terrorism & counter-terrorism; security & intelligence studies; international crime

Mercer L. Sullivan, SCJ; Ph.D., Columbia
Neighborhood and community influences on crime; qualitative research methods; crime and the life course; juvenile justice; school violence

Bonita M. Veysey, SCJ; Ph.D., SUNY (Albany)
Trauma and behavioral health; implicit social cognition; resistance and identity transformation

Associate Professors:

Valerio Bacak, SCJ: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Health; inequality; comparative criminology; drug policy; quantitative methods

Johnna Christian, SCJ; Ph.D., SUNY (Albany)
Corrections; prison families; neighborhoods

Elizabeth Griffiths, SCJ; Ph.D., Toronto
Communities and crime; drug markets; case processing; penalty enhancements; violence; prosecutorial/judicial discretion

Sarah Lageson, SCJ; Ph.D., Minnesota
Law; crime; media; technology; criminal records

Michael Ostermann, SCJ; Ph.D., Rutgers (Newark)
Evidence-based crime policy; prisoner reentry; parole; corrections; program evaluation; risk assessment; translation criminology

Sara Wakefield, SCJ; Ph.D., Minnesota
Incarceration and inequality; reentry and social networks; parental incarceration

Assistant Professors:

Colleen Berryessa, SCJ; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Law and society; courts; mental health; biosocial criminology; mixed methods

Frank Edwards, SCJ; Ph.D., Washington
Child welfare; punishment and society; law and society; welfare state; race

Jasmine Silver, SCJ; Ph.D., SUNY (Albany)
Morality and Ideology; public opinion; police-citizen relations

Professor of Professional Practice

Alex Gimenez-Santana, SCJ; New Jersey
Crime mapping; GIS; Neighborhood effects on crime; International Comparative studies

Victoria Pratt, SCJ; New Jersey
Criminal justice reform; law;

Affiliated Research Faculty

Paul Boxer, NCAS; Bowling Green
Juvenile Delinquency; juvenile justice

Bernadette C. Hohl, RSPH; University of Pennsylvania
Youth violence; injury epidemiology; urban health; health disparities; place-based interventions

Master's Degree Programs: For information about programs leading
to the master of arts degree, students should refer to the online catalog of the School of Criminal Justice. The academic programs office is located at Center for Law and Justice, Fifth Floor/ Suite 578, 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102 (973-353-3311).

For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: One Stop Student Services Center.

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