TUESDAY MAY 14th
Symposium on Wildlife Crime
CLJ 020. 10AM: The Wildlife Crime Symposium is being held to mark the inauguration of the School’s Center for Conservation Criminology. The Symposium will showcase innovative empirical research conducted by SCJ faculty and students, as well as collaborators from other
universities. Our keynote speaker will be Richard Leakey, world-renowned paleontologist, archaeologist and activist for the conservation of wildlife in Africa. For more information or if you would like to attend, please visit the website at: www.rutgerswildlifecrime.org
MONDAY APRIL 22nd
Distinguished Lecture Series: Jean McGloin, “Peer Influence and Context: The Interdependence of Friendship Groups, Schoolmates and Network Density in Predicting Substance Use.”
CLJ 572. 12PM:
Jean Marie McGloin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and a Faculty Associate in the Population Research Center at the University of Maryland. She received her A.B. from Bryn Mawr College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers-Newark. Her research interests focus on three primary areas: criminological theory; groups and crime (e.g., street gangs, co-offender networks, delinquent peer groups); and offending specialization.
Dr. McGloin is currently the co-principal investigator, along with Dr. Sally Simpson, on a grant from Office of the Vice President of Administrative Affairs to investigate campus safety at the University of Maryland. Funding for previous work has come from the State Attorney’s Office of Prince George’s County, the Police Institute at Rutgers University and the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
THURSDAY APRIL 18th
Evidence-Based Institute Distinguished Lecture Series: Kristen Zgoba, “Sex Offense Legislation: A Misguided Attempt at Best Practices?”
CLJ 572. 12PM: Kristen Zgoba is the Supervising Research Scientists for the New Jersey Department of Corrections. This presentation will cover two recent National Institute of Justice grants on sex offense research that set out to investigate: 1) the effect of Megan’s Law on the overall rate of sexual offending over time; 2) Megan’s Law specific deterrence effect on re-offending; 3) to compare the nationally recommended Adam Walsh Act (AWA) classification tiers with actuarial risk assessment instruments in their respective abilities to identify high risk individuals and recidivists; 4) to evaluate the predictive accuracy of existing state risk assessment classification schemes; 5) to examine the distribution of risk assessment scores within and across tier categories as defined by the AWA; and 6) to examine the role of offender age in recidivism risk across the adult lifespan.
SATURDAY APRIL 13th
RUTGERS SCHOOL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE REUNION
CLJ 572: Please join us for our annual reunion! Activities will be taking place on the Rutgers-Newark campus all day. The School of Criminal Justice program will start at 1:30pm and end about 4:30 pm. The reunion speaker will be Dr. Faye Taxman (class of ’82). We will have food and drinks, conversation and music.
For more information, and to pre-register to attend, please visit: Ralumni.com/NewarkReunion.
THURSDAY APRIL 11th
Distinguished Lecture Series: Tina Chiu and Christian Henrichson, “Cost-Benefits Analysis in Criminal Justice and Juvenile Justice: Methods, Madness, and Mindsets”
CLJ 572. 12PM: Although there is growing interest in cost-benefit analysis (CBA) among decision makers, applying CBAs to justice policymaking and planning has not yet met its potential. Defining the scope of justice-related CBAs; measuring the “non-market” prices of benefits from justice investments; balancing the precision and accuracy of studies with their policy relevance; and promoting comparability among studies are just a few of the methodological challenges facing analysts. The presenters, of the Vera Institute of Justice, will provide an overview of CBA methods and the relationship of CBA to research and evaluation; discuss the sometimes maddening aspects of applying CBA to decision making; and describe their work in helping researchers, policymakers, and practitioners develop a CBA “mindset.”
MONDAY APRIL 8th
Distinguished Lecture Series: Rashi Shukla, “Methamphetamine: The Underground World of Clandestine Production”
CLJ 572. 12PM: Dr. Shukla is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Criminal Justice at University of Central Oklahoma. Dr. Shukla received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from University of Central Oklahoma in 1994. She completed her Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Shukla’s research interests include examining drug use and decision-making, drug policy, and white collar crime. Since 2005, she has served as Principal Investigator of a multi-method study of the methamphetamine problem in Oklahoma.
MONDAY MARCH 25th
Distinguished Lecture Series: Christohper Wildeman, “Children of the Prison Boom”
CLJ 572. 10AM: Christopher Wildeman is an assistant professor of sociology, a faculty fellow at the Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course, and a resident fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography from Princeton University in 2008. As a graduate student, his research received the Dorothy S. Thomas Award from the Population Association of America and graduate student paper awards from three sections of the American Sociological Association. His research and teaching interests revolve around the consequences of mass imprisonment for inequality, with emphasis on families, health, and children.
TUESDAY MARCH 5th
Police Institute Distinguished Lecture Series: Thomas J. Ridge, “Hometown and Homeland Security: Public and Private Partnerships.”
CLJ 070. 4PM-6PM: The Honorable Tom Ridge is the president and CEO of Ridge Global. As the company’s chief executive, Ridge leads a team of international experts that help businesses and governments address a range of needs throughout their organizations. Following the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, Tom Ridge became the first Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and, on January 24, 2003, became the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Before the events of September 11th, Tom Ridge was twice elected Governor of Pennsylvania. He served as the state’s 43rd governor from 1995 to 2001. Tom Ridge was elected to Congress in 1982. He was one of the first Vietnam combat veterans elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and was overwhelmingly re-elected by Pennsylvania voters five times.Throughout his public and private sector career, Tom Ridge has received numerous honors.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO OF THE LECTURE.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 23rd
What Works Summit: (Re)Building Trust Between Community and the Police.
The Center for Collaborative Change, in partnership with the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, the Newark Police Department and LISC of Greater Newark, are holding their first annual “What Works Summit: (Re)Building Community Trust Between Community and Police.” This event will convene national experts, law enforcement, community leaders and researchers to develop a compilation of proven and promising strategies to help civic leaders answer the question, “What works to rebuild trust between communities and the police who serve them?”
Scheduled speakers include:
Connie Rice, Civil Rights Attorney
Professor David Kennedy, John Jay College
Director Samuel DeMaio, Newark Police Department
Dean Todd Clear, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice
Click here for more information on the event
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 27th
Police Institute Distinguished Lecture Series: General (Ret.) Barry McCaffrey, “Public Safety Challenges 2013: Threats to the Community & Law Enforcement Response”
CLJ 070: 3PM: Barry McCaffrey served in the United States Army for 32 years and retired as a four-star General. For five years after leaving the military, Barry McCaffrey served as the nation’s Cabinet Officer in charge of U.S. Drug Policy. After leaving government service, Barry McCaffrey served as the Bradley Distinguished Professor of International Security Studies from January 2001 to May 2005; and then as an Adjunct Professor of International Security Studies from May 2005 to December 2010 at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO OF THE LECTURE.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 26th
CSI 2020: The Future of Forensic Sciences: Dr. Tjark Tjin-A-Tsoi and Mr. Marcel van det Steen MSc., Netherlands Forensic Institute.
CLJ Baker Courtroom, Room 125: 10AM: The Police Institute will be hosting two internationally renowned forensic scientists for a guest lecture on the vision for DNA applications and the developments in forensic science management. The Netherlands Forensic Institute has taken a leadership role in the application of DNA science in criminal justice applications and implemented creative laboratory and crime scene techniques. The event flier can be downloaded here.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24th
Guest Speaker: Candace Kruttschnitt, “Strangers in a Strange Land: Recounting the Experiences of a Racialized Group of Foreign Inmates”
CLJ 572, NOON. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED: Candace Kruttschnitt is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. She has published extensively on the subject of female offending and victimization. Her recent books include Marking Time in the Golden State: Women’s Imprisonment in California (with Rosemary Gartner, Cambridge University Press, 2005) and Gender and Crime: Patterns in Victimization and Offending (with Karen Heimer, New York University Press, 2006). Her current research focuses on the effects of confinement on offenders in different political and cultural contexts (the U.S., Britain and the Netherlands). CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO OF THE LECTURE.
MONDAY JANUARY 23rd
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Tonry, “H.G. Wells and the Third Dimension: Thinking about Crime across Space and Time.”
CLJ 070, LECTURE 5:00 PM, followed by a reception. Professor Michael Tonry (University of Minnesota) specializes in criminal law. He teaches courses in criminal law, jurisprudence, and comparative law. In 1990, he was named the Marvin J. Sonosky Chair of Law and Public Policy. From 1999 to 2004 he was also Professor of Law and Public Policy and director of The Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University. Since 2001, he has been a visiting professor at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has also been a senior fellow of The Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Leiden, since 2003.
* Event co-sponsored by the Rutgers Newark Law School
TUESDAY JANUARY 24th
Guest Speaker: Dr. Rosella Selmini, “Criminology from an Italian perspective.”
CLJ 572, LECTURE 10 AM. Dr. Rosella Selmini is Director of the Department of Local Police and Urban Security, Office of the President, Region of Emilia-Romagna (Italy), and has written extensively about crime and justice policy, including books and articles dealing with urban security and organized crime. She is also a member of the Executive Board of the European Society of Criminology.
MONDAY FEBRUARY 6th
SCJ Professional Development Seminar I: The Qualifying Examination
CLJ 572, Noon. Learn about the upcoming PhD qualifying exam to be administered this April (Drs. Anthony Braga, Johnna Chrsitian, and Andres Rengifo).
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15th
The Alcatel/Lucent Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. David Weisburd, “The Criminology of Place”
CLJ 572, Reception at 4:00 PM, LECTURE 5:00 PM.
Dr. David Weisburd holds a joint appointment as a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University and also as the Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law and Criminal Justice at the Hebrew University Law School in Jerusalem. He will share findings from his new book “The Criminology of Place: Street segments and Our Understanding of the Crime Problem” (In Press, Oxford University Press).
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23rd
Dean’s Distinguished Speaker: Dr. Ramiro Martinez, Jr. , “Extending Immigration and crime studies: National implications and local settings”
CLJ 572, LECTURE 5:00 PM. Dr. Ramiro Martínez, Jr. is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University. Professor Martinez is a quantitative criminologist. His core research agenda asks how does violence vary across ecological settings, and, does violent crime and violent deaths vary across racial/ethnic and immigrant groups?
MONDAY FEBRUARY 27th
Guest Speaker: Dr. Daniel Nagin, “The Effect of Incarceration on Re-Offending: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Pennsylvania”
CLJ 572, LECTURE 12 Noon. Dr. Nagin is Teresa and H. John Heinz III University Professor of Public Policy and Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University and since January, 2006 has served as the School’s Associate Dean of Faculty. Dr. Nagin is an elected Fellow of the American Society of Criminology and of the American Society for the Advancement of Science. He is the 2006 recipient of the American Society of Criminology Edwin H Sutherland Award (for research contributions) and he just finished chairing the National Research Council Committee on Deterrence and the Death Penalty.
TUESDAY APRIL 17th
SCJ Professional Development Seminar: The Empirical Paper
CLJ 025, Noon: Drs. Bob Apel, Rod Brunson, and Beth Griffiths will present information about the empirical paper requirement, including advice about writing papers for publication.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 18th
Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Panel: “Wrongly Convicted and Exonerated in America” with Calvin C. Johnson, Jr. and Vanessa Potkin
CLJ, 4PM: Concerns about serious errors in criminal justice processing have risen to the foreground of public consciousness, largely as a consequence of the exoneration of nearly 300 innocent persons imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. Since the founding of the National Innocence Project in 1992, hundreds of men and women have established factual innocence through the testing or re-testing of DNA evidence that was properly preserved and made available post-conviction. This panel brings together two prominent speakers who will describe their unique experiences in freeing and being freed from the most grievous error that can occur in the American criminal justice system. The event flier can be downloaded here.
FRIDAY APRIL 20TH
SCJ Professional Development Seminar: Navigating the Job Market with a Rutgers Degree
CLJ 572, Noon: Drs. Jesenia Pizarro (Assistant Professor at Michigan State University) and Christopher Sullivan (Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati) will meet with graduate students to discuss a wide range of issues related to the job market. All students, even those in early stages of the Ph.D. program, are encouraged to attend.
SATURDAY APRIL 21st
Rutgers Newark Reunion hosted by the RU Alumni Association
Events are still being planned, but the preliminary schedule includes a Reunion brunch, bus tour, evening reception and concert at NJPAC, special events at RBS, NLAW, and SCJ, as well as chartered alumni group activities. Dr. Jay Albanese, the first PhD from SCJ, will be speaking. More information can be found here.
MONDAY APRIL 23rd
SCJ Brownbag Lecture: Madeleine Novich & Jody Miller, “State Intervention and the Policing of Sri Lanka’s Commercial Sex Industry”
CLJ 572, Noon. Madeleine Novich, Ph.D. student in SCJ, and Jody Miller, SCJ professor, will discuss the nature and consequences of the public order policing of commercial sex in Sri Lanka. Drawing from in-depth interviews (N=162) with a range of sex industry participants and criminal justice personnel, they compare police practices in the capital city of Colombo with those in military zones. Their investigation illuminates how the intersections of antiquated colonial laws, expressive agendas, civil war, and widespread corruption hamper justice practices and the protection of women’s human rights.
THURSDAY APRIL 26TH
SCJ Professional Development Seminar: Teaching Basics
CLJ 572, 5PM: Dr. Johnna Christian will discuss introductory topics related to teaching such as syllabus construction, creating learning objectives and assessments, and balancing teaching with course work and completion of program requirements. The seminar is designed for students who have never taught before, but all students are welcome to attend.
WEDNESDAY MAY 16th
The School of Criminal Justice Convocation Ceremony
Degrees awarded to B.S./M.A. (Bachelor’s and Master’s) degree candidates.
10am in the Golden Dome, 42 Warren St.
WEDNESDAY MAY 23rd
Treatment Alternatives for Drug Addiction for the Incarcerated: Policy Forum
Paul Robeson Campus Center Multi-Purpose Room, 350 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ: The program will focus on Governor Christie’s recent announcement for non-violent offenders (current and future) to receive drug treatment for substance abuse rather than prison. A NJ focused-Panel will discuss how the process might work in NJ and a second panel will discuss other approaches to treating drug offenders. Click here for program agenda.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 10th
Holiday party hosted by Student Government Association (SGA)
Maize Restaurant @ the Robert Treat Hotel, 6:00 – 10:00 PM
TUESDAY DECEMBER 6th
Brownbag: “Guarding against crime: First results from the International Guardianship Survey”.
Dr. Danielle Reynald, Lecturer, Griffith University (Australia)
MONDAY NOVEMBER 28th
SCJ Colloquium II: Dr. Ron Clarke and Dr. Andrew Lemieux, “Elephant Poaching in Africa”, CLJ 572, noon.
Drs. Ron Clarke and Andrew Lemieux will discuss how and why elephants are poached in African nations. They will also cover law enforcement and prevention strategies used to combat illegal hunting.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10th
The Alcatel/Lucent Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Gary LaFree, “Policing Post-9/11” CLJ, RECEPTION 4PM, LECTURE 5PM.
Dr. Gary LaFree, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Reponses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, will discuss his research on policing post-9/11.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 7th
Guest speaker: David M. Kennedy, “Don’t Shoot: A Dialogue About Urban Violence”, Baker Trial Courtroom, Center for Law and Justice, 4:00 PM
David M. Kennedy, Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice will be discussing his recent work, Don’t Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America (Bloomsbury USA, September 2011). Professor Kennedy is widely credited with promoting crime control strategies that have reduced gang and drug-related youth violence in several crime-plagued American cities. This event is co-sponsored by Rutgers School of Law-Newark and the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice. (see more at: http://www.newark.rutgers.edu/newscenter/2011/11/3980/
MONDAY OCTOBER 31st and TUESDAY NOVEMBER 1st
ASC Practice Sessions, CLJ 572, 10:00 AM -3:00 PM
SCJ students who will be presenting at ASC will have the opportunity to pre-present their work to faculty and students. Anyone receiving funding from SCJ to attend and present at ASC is required to present.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 20th and FRIDAY OCTOBER 21st
Evidence-Based Institute: Kick-off symposium: “Evidence: The Catalyst for change”. Paul Robeson Center, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.
This symposium will bring together community leaders, scholars, practitioners, providers, and policymakers in the fields of justice and social welfare for innovative panels and discussions. The marriage of criminal justice-related service delivery and high-quality research has proven to be an enormous advantage for practitioners, service providers, scholars, and affected communities. Speakers include among others: Steve Aos, Washington State Institute for Public Policy, Professors Ed Latessa and Pat Van Voorhis, University of Cincinnati, and Professor Barbara Owen, California State University, Fresno
MONDAY OCTOBER 10th
SCJ Professional Development Seminar III: Research Ethics and Rutgers’ Institutional Review Board, CLJ 572, noon.
Kathryn Greene, IRB Advisor for Rutgers University’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, will provide an overview of the history and recent changes in federal guidelines governing research with human subjects, and will discuss Rutgers’ policies and procedures for obtaining IRB approval for research.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 6th
The Alcatel/Lucent Distinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Tom Tyler, “Legitimacy and Policing” CLJ, RECEPTION 4PM, LECTURE 5PM.
Dr. Tom Tyler, University Professor of Psychology at New York University and author of Why People Obey the Law and Why People Cooperate (Princeton University Press, 2006, 2010), will discuss his research on police legitimacy.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26th
SCJ Professional Development Seminar II: Grants and External Funding, CLJ 572, noon.
Drs. Rod Brunson, Beth Griffiths, and Ko-lin Chin will discuss the following topics: What are some of the funding opportunities available to Ph.D. students to support their research? How do you write an effective proposal and construct an appropriate budget? In the early phases of your career post-Ph.D., what are some strategies for thinking about acquiring grants and contracts?
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19th
SCJ Distinguished Speaker Series: Dr. Ruth D. Peterson, “Divergent Social Worlds: Neighborhood Crime and the Racial-Spatial Divide” CLJ 572, noon. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
Dr. Ruth Peterson, Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Criminal Justice Research Center at The Ohio State University, will be discussing her recent work (with Dr. Lauren Krivo, Sociology, Rutgers-New Brunswick), Divergent Social Worlds: Neighborhood Crime and the Racial-Spatial Divide (Russell Sage Foundation, 2010).
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31st
SCJ Professional Development Seminar I: Making the Most of Your Graduate School Career (for incoming Ph.D. students; scheduled during new student orientation)
Drs. Bob Apel, Rod Brunson, and Johnna Christian will discuss tips and strategies for how to get the most out of your time at Rutgers.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31st
CJ New Graduate Student Orientation, SCJ Lobby, 10:00 AM-3:45 PM. RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
Incoming MA and PhD students will get to know the basics of their new academic programs including the sequencing of courses, registration, library services, as well as practical advice on more logistical issues (where to park, where to eat, etc.). A reception will follow at Kilkenny Ale House (27 Central Ave @ Halsey Street), 4:30-:6:30 PM