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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

Provost Todd Clear Receives High Honors

Dr. Todd Clear, Provost of Rutgers Univesity-Newark receiveed the 2014 Founder’s Award of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). This award is presented to ACJS members who have provided outstanding service to ACJS and criminal justice education. Established in 1963, ACJS is an international association that “promotes criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis within... Learn More

Rutgers alumni featured in NBC News

Dr. William Terrill, who received his PhD from the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice in 2000, was featured in the NBC News article What is police brutality? Depends on where you live. The news article discusses when police officers use force, and when the use of force is excessive. Dr. Terrill is currently an associate professor... Learn More

White House Safety Datapalooza

Dr. Leslie Kennedy and Dr. Joel Caplan were invited to the White House Safety Datapalooza. This was the Second Annual White House Safety Datapalooza with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The event brought together innovators from the private, nonprofit, and academic sectors who are using freely available government data... Learn More

Dr. Clarke honored with the Chancellor’s Excellence Award

Dr. Ronald Clarke was honored by Rutgers University, Newark, with the Chancellor’s Excellence Award for exceptional contributions to research. Clarke holds the BA in psychology and philosophy from the University of Bristol, England, and the MA in  clinical psychology and the PhD in psychology, both from the  University of London. Clarke worked for 15 years in the... Learn More

Congratulations to our Faculty, Staff, and Students

Dr. Andres Rengifo awarded the 2012 New Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on People of Color and Crime. Yasemin Gaziarifoglu (*) awarded a graduate research Fellowship from the National Institute of Justice for her research, “Identifying Risky Places for Street Robberies: A Novel Analysis of the Spatial Influence of Micro Places on Street... Learn More