Rutgers School of Criminal Justice

Dr. Paul Boxer

Senior Fellow and Director of Evidence-Based Institute


Ph.D. (2002) , Bowling Green State University



Paul Boxer studies the development, prevention, and treatment of violent and nonviolent antisocial behavior, particularly among youths involved in the juvenile justice system. He is a Senior Fellow in the School of Criminal Justice and Associate Professor of Psychology at Rutgers-Newark. Currently Boxer serves as the Director of the Evidence-Based Institute in the School of Criminal Justice, with a scholarly agenda focused on studying and enhancing the delivery and impact of evidence-based practices in the juvenile justice system. Boxer also oversees the endowed research fund from Community Solutions, Incorporated, and manages ongoing projects that are tied to that partnership. His research has been funded by the US Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the National Institute of Mental Health.

Areas of Specialization
Juvenile delinquency
Evidence-based practices

Key Publications

Boxer, P., Veysey, B., Ostermann, M., & Kubik, J. (2014). Measuring gang involvement in a justice-referred sample of youth in treatment. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. OnlineFirst publication.

Boxer, P., Sloan-Power, E., Schappell, A., & Piza, E. (2014). Using Police Data to Measure Children's Exposure to Neighborhood Violence: A New Method for Evaluating Relations between Exposure and Mental Health. Violence and Victims, 29, 24-33.

Boxer, P., & Sloan-Power, E. (2013). Coping with violence: A comprehensive framework and implications for understanding resilience. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 14, 209-221.

Boxer, P., Huesmann, L.R., Dubow, E.F., Landau, S., Gvirsman, S.D., Shikaki, K., & Ginges, J. (2013). Exposure to violence across the social
ecosystem and the development of aggression: A test of ecological theory in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Child Development, 84, 163-177.

Boxer, P. (2011). Negative peer involvement in Multisystemic Therapy for the treatment of youth problem behavior: Exploring outcome and process variables in "real-world" practice. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 40, 848-854.


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