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Bill Introduced to Allow ‘Dreamers’ to Become Police Officers in NJ

Erik Amaro, an alumnus of Rutgers SCJ who graduated in 2021 and 2022, characterizes himself as a persistent individual dedicated to advocating for New Jersey’s immigrant community, particularly those under the DACA program, often referred to as Dreamers. After much work, a bill has been introduced by the New Jersey State Senate aimed at facilitating... Learn More

Dr. Colleen Berryessa Named Saleem Shah Early Career Award Recipent

  Saleem Shah Early Career Award Recipient   Dear Colleagues, On behalf of AAFP and AP-LS, the Saleem Shah Early Career Award Selection Committee is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Saleem Shah Early Career Award: Dr. Colleen Berryessa. Saleem Shah was one of the godfathers of our field. In 1968, he established law and mental health studies as a formal program... Learn More

Vera Institute of Justice Says SCJ’s NPSC Key Partner in Violence Prevention

The Newark Public Safety Collaborative receives a special shoutout at the latest report of the Vera Institute of Justice on Coordinating Safety:Building and Sustaining Offices of Violence Prevention and Neighborhood SafetyThis report discusses the importance of Coordinating Safety and explores OVP/ONS as a policy approach for local governments to support community-centered approaches to safety, highlighting promising practices and recommendations to... Learn More

SCJ Donates Candy Haul to Lincoln Park Cross Cultural District’s Trunk or Treat

Happy Halloween! The Rutgers University -Newark School of Criminal Justice collected candy this month to donate to the Lincoln Park Cross Cultural District’s Annual Trunk or Treat Event. The candy drive, organized by Jimmy Camacho, Alex Gimenez-Santana and Lori Scott-Pickens, gathered quite a haul as shown in the pictures below. Special shoutout to two student... Learn More

Associate Professor Dr. Sarah Lageson Published in The Hill and Wired

Recently published by Associate Professor Dr. Sarah Lageson: THE HILL: Faulty background checks are violating privacy and ruining lives WIRED: Will the Real David Sosa Please Stand Up? Police arrested and detained the wrong David Sosa—twice. Advances in technology should have prevented such mistakes long ago. Sarah Lageson studies technology, surveillance, and data privacy in... Learn More

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