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SCHOOL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Rutgers University-Newark

Rutgers School of Criminal Justice was founded almost forty years ago, and ever since we opened our doors, we have been recognized as among the leading programs in the field. Over the years, our faculty have made significant contributions to criminal justice policy and criminological theory, and our graduates have taken their places among the most productive and well-respected scholars in the field. Today, studies show that we continue to rank among the top criminal justice programs nationwide, with special regard for our graduate programs. Learn more about us

Notable Achievements

Photo of Sarah Lageson editorial

Sarah Esther Lageson authors a Washington Post editorial and a comment in...

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Photo of Colleen Berryessa: CoVID Paper

Dr. Colleen Berryessa’s comment on the ethics of incarceration and the right...

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Dr. Valerio Baćak pens opinion piece on crime and U.S. policing in...

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Photo of Dr. Johnna Christian’s new book

Dr. Johnna Christian’s new book, Beyond Recidivism (2020) has been published by...

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Photo of Dr. Sarah Lageson’s new book

Dr. Sarah Lageson’s new book, Digital Punishment: Privacy, Stigma, and the Harms...

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Photo of Colleen Berryessa: Program for Early Career Excellence 2020 – 2022

Dr. Colleen M. Berryessa was admitted into the Program for Early Career...

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Photo of Professor Jody Miller, appointed Co-Editor of Criminology, the flagship journal of the American Society of Criminology.

Professor Jody Miller, appointed Co-Editor of Criminology, the flagship journal of the...

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Photo of Dr. Sara Wakefield, recipient of the 2016 American Sociological Association Section on Inequality, Poverty and Mobility’s Book Award

Dr. Sara Wakefield, recipient of the 2016 American Sociological Association Section on...

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Photo of Michael Ostermann, recipient of the 2016 ASC Division on Corrections and Sentencing’s Distinguished New Scholar Award

Michael Ostermann, recipient of the 2016 ASC Division on Corrections and Sentencing’s...

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Photo of Dr. Delores Jones-Brown, SCJ Ph.D. ’86 alumna, Nominated a Rutgers 250 Fellow and recipient of the Rutgers Medal at Rutgers’ 250th Anniversary Event

Delores Jones-Brown, SCJ Ph.D. ’86 alumna, Nominated a Rutgers 250 Fellow and...

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The lectures and tutorials are interesting and academically stimulating, and applied to real-world case studies which is extremely useful.

Josh Groban

alumni 1999