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SCJ REAL Talk & Bone Marrow Drive

Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice, is not merely in Newark, but is of Newark. We enthusiastically embrace our legacy as an anchor and research institution. As a result, we are driven by themes of culture, diversity, and equality in all that we do. Our commitment to social justice reform and addressing some of the... Learn More


The School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University – Newark presents its 4th annual SENATOR RON RICE LECTURE ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC POLICY with Keynote Speaker Philip K. Eure Inspector General for the New York City Police Department “Police Reform:  The Essential Role of Independent Review” Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 5:30 p.m. – 8:00... Learn More

Assistant Professor, Dr. Sarah Lageson, featured in RU-N Faculty Stories

Dr. Lageson’s Story Dr. Sarah Lageson studies data, technology and justice. Her research centers on public access to criminal justice data, error in criminal record databases, and associated issues with punishment, Constitutional rights, and inequality. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Minnesota in 2015. Her work has appeared in Criminology, Law... Learn More

Dr. Joel Caplan receives a Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence

Dr. Joel Caplan received a Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence. This fellowship honors faculty members who have recently been promoted with tenure and whose work shows exceptional promise. The fellowship includes a citation and a $1,000 research account. Dr. Caplan was honored for innovative approaches to understanding spatial patterns of crime, especially his... Learn More

Dr. Jody Miller selected as an ASC Fellow 2014

Dr. Jody Miller has been selected as an American Society of Criminology (ASC) Fellow 2014. The title of “Fellow” is given to those members of the Society in good standing who have achieved distinction in criminology. The honorary title “Fellow” recognizes persons who have made a scholarly contribution to the intellectual life of the discipline, whether... Learn More

Janet Garcia selected as an ASC Minority Fellow

Janet Garcia was selected as an ASC Minority Fellow (2014-2015). The Graduate Fellowship for Ethnic Minorities is designed to encourage students of color, especially from ethnic minority groups underrepresented in the field, to enter the field of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Janet Garcia is a third year PhD student at RSCJ. Her research interests include Prisoner... Learn More

Dr. Joel Caplan on Brianlehrer.tv

Dr. Joel Caplan and Dr. Matthew Gerber appeared on Brianlehrer.tv to discuss how the police are using data, twitter and mapping methods to predict crime. Dr. Caplan specifically talked about Risk Terrain Modeling and how it helps police to focus on areas that are attracting illegal behavior. Click here to watch the video. Learn More

Dr. Joel Caplan and Dr. Joel Miller receive tenure

The Board of Governors approved promotion with tenure for Joel Caplan and Joel Miller. Dr. Caplan joined the RSCJ in 2008. He also serves as Associate Director of the Rutgers Center on Public Security, where he co-developed and continues to advance Risk Terrain Modeling methods for spatial risk analysis. His research generally focuses on risk... Learn More


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