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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

PhD Candidate Brielle Savage Named ‘Woman of Excellence’

Reposted from SJ Magazine, May 2023 Women of Excellence, Honoring the passion, dedication and action of 6 remarkable South Jersey women Inspiration Brielle Savage Criminal Trial Defense Investigator Brielle Savage is haunted by her memories of witnessing the fatal shooting of a 10-year-old boy during a football game nearly 4 years ago. The fifth-grader, Micah Tennant,... Learn More

SCJ Adds Two New Members to its Esteemed Faculty

The School of Criminal Justice Rutgers University – Newark welcomes Brenden Beck to its esteemed faculty this fall. Dr. Beck is a sociologist studying policing, city budgets, housing, and suburbs. A current research project of his investigates how municipal governments shift funding from social services to policing during recessions and how those shifts influence long-term crime rates.... Learn More

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