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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

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

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

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

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

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Dr. Madeleine Novich, Post-Doctoral Fellow & RDCJN Program Manager, wins the 2016...

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RTMDx, a software developed by Rutgers SCJ professors Joel Caplan and Leslie...

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Welcome to the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University – Newark Impact is the aim of all we do at this, one of the nation’s first schools of criminal justice, which remains at the vanguard of social justice today. The scholarship of our internationally recognized faculty is both widely cited and strengthens our legacy as an anchor and research institution in New Jersey’s largest city and cultural capital. We help energize, and are energized by, the pulse of this historic and diverse city that is transforming itself as a vibrant urban hub in one of the world’s largest and most innovative metropolitan regions.

Excellence through diversity is a core principle propelling us to generate cutting-edge research and public policies that are poised to motivate future generations of thought leaders and to forge dynamic, reciprocal partnerships with colleagues and professionals across disciplines, as well as civic leaders and citizens to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing society today. We tirelessly invest in our city and community partners, often collaborating on fair and effective public safety initiatives.

Our legacy of high-impact scholarship and educational excellence make us a premiere destination for outstanding faculty, students, and staff drawn from a wide range of cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds. Read more

  • Rod K. Brunson

    Dean and Professor

Current Grant-Funded Projects

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

Josh Groban

alumni 1999


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