Faculty and Emeriti

Full Time Faculty

Name/TitlePhoneOffice LocationEmailSpecialization
Photo of Dr. Robert Apel
Dr. Robert Apel

Professor and Ph.D. Program Chair

973-353-5216

CLJ, 579 H

Labor market
Justice policy
Life course
Violence and injury
Causal inference

Photo of Dr. Valerio Baćak
Dr. Valerio Baćak

Associate Professor

973-353-2806

CLJ, Room 545

Health
Inequality
Comparative Criminology
Drug Policy
Quantitative Methods

Photo of Dr. Colleen Berryessa
Dr. Colleen Berryessa

Assistant Professor

973-353-3456

CLJ, 579 G

Law
Psychology
Courts & Sentencing
Punishment
Discretion & Decision-making
Mental Health
Neuroscience/Genetics

Photo of Dr. Joel Caplan
Dr. Joel Caplan

Professor and M.A. Program Director

973-353-1304

CLJ, 548

Communities
Crime (Analysis & Prevention)
Policing
Environmental Criminology
GIS Mapping
Risk Terrain Modeling

Photo of Dr. Ko-lin Chin
Dr. Ko-lin Chin

Distinguished Professor

973-353-1488

CLJ, 543

Gangs & organized crime
Human smuggling & trafficking
Drug Trafficking

Photo of Dr. Johnna Christian
Dr. Johnna Christian

Associate Professor

973-353-3245

CLJ, 546

Mass incarceration
Prisoner reentry
Families and incarceration

Photo of Dr. Ronald V. Clarke
Dr. Ronald V. Clarke

University Professor (Center for Conservation Criminology)

973-353-1154

CLJ, 553

Rational choice theory & situational crime prevention
Problem-oriented policing & crime analysis
Wildlife Crime

Photo of Dr. Todd Clear
Dr. Todd Clear

University Professor

973-353-3343

CLJ, 263

Corrections
Mass Incarceration
Sentencing
Alternatives to Incarceration

Photo of Dr. Frank Edwards
Dr. Frank Edwards

Assistant Professor

973-353-3115

CLJ, 578 B

Race
Policing
Children and families
Sociology of punishment
Welfare state

Photo of Dr. Alex Gimenez-Santana
Dr. Alex Gimenez-Santana

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

(862) 236-2498

CLJ-551

Crime Mapping
GIS
Neighborhood effects on crime
International Comparative Studies

Photo of Dr. Elizabeth Griffiths
Dr. Elizabeth Griffiths

Associate Professor

973-353-3303

CLJ, 552

Neighborhood Effects
Criminological Theory
GIS and Spatial Methodologies
Policing and Prosecuting Drug Crime

Photo of Dr. Leslie Kennedy
Dr. Leslie Kennedy

University Professor

973-353-3310

CLJ, 542

Risk Assessment
Crime Mapping
Data Informed Community Engagement

Photo of Dr. Sarah E. Lageson
Dr. Sarah E. Lageson

Associate Professor

973-353-2805

CLJ, 556

Law and Society
Sociology of Punishment
Criminal Records
Technology

Photo of Dr. Bill McCarthy
Dr. Bill McCarthy

Dean and Undergraduate Program Chair

973-353-5032

CLJ, 566

Violence
Race and Crime
Sex Work

Photo of Dr. Jody Miller
Dr. Jody Miller

Distinguished Professor

973-353-1303

CLJ 555

Feminist/Gender Theory
Gender, Crime and Victimization
Qualitative Research Methods
Race, Neighborhoods and Inequality

Photo of Dr. Joel Miller
Dr. Joel Miller

Professor

973-353-5073

CLJ, 549

Environmental Criminology
Juvenile Justice
Police Accountability

Photo of Dr. Michael Ostermann
Dr. Michael Ostermann

Associate Professor

973-353-5758

CLJ, 579 F

Evidence-Based Crime Policy
Prisoner Reentry
Parole
Recidivism
Corrections
Program Evaluation
Translational Criminology

Photo of Judge Victoria Pratt
Judge Victoria Pratt

Professor of Professional Practice

973-353-3033

579B

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Photo of Dr. Andres F. Rengifo
Dr. Andres F. Rengifo

Professor and Faculty Chair

973-353-5237

CLJ, 554

Social Control
Communities & Crime
Cross-cultural & Evaluation Research

Photo of Dr. Norman Samuels
Dr. Norman Samuels

University Professor

973-353-3287

CLJ, 541

Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism
Security & Intelligence Studies
International Crime

Photo of Dr. Jason Silver
Dr. Jason Silver

Assistant Professor

973-353-3457

CLJ, 579 D

Morality and moral judgment
Public opinion
Police-citizen relations

Photo of Dr. Bonita Veysey
Dr. Bonita Veysey

Professor

973-353-1929

CLJ, 578A

Criminal Identity
Desistance
Trauma-Informed Care
Women and Corrections
Behavioral Healthcare in Corrections
Program Evaluation

Photo of Dr. Sara Wakefield
Dr. Sara Wakefield

Associate Professor

973-353-5639

CLJ, 579 C

Incarceration and Reentry
Stratification and Inequality
Life Course, Family and Childhood Wellbeing
Methods

Affiliated Research Faculty

Name/TitlePhoneOffice LocationEmailSpecialization
Photo of Dr. Paul Boxer
Dr. Paul Boxer

Professor of Psychology

973-353-3943

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Juvenile Delinquency
Juvenile Justice

Photo of Dr. Bernadette C. Hohl
Dr. Bernadette C. Hohl

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Rutgers University School of Public Health

732-235-4428

SPH, 314

Youth Violence
Injury Epidemiology
Urban Health
Health Disparities
Place-Based Interventions

Faculty Emeriti

Name/TitlePhoneOffice LocationEmailSpecialization
Photo of Dr. James O. Finckenauer
Dr. James O. Finckenauer

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Organized Crime
International & Comparative Crime and Justice
Juvenile Delinquency
Juvenile Justice
Crime Policy, Planning & Evaluation
Sentencing

Photo of Dr. Mercer Sullivan
Dr. Mercer Sullivan

Professor

973-353-5931

CLJ, 557

Youth Crime
Communities and Crime
School Crime
Crime and the Life Course
Urban Poverty and Family Structure and Process
Community Development
Prisoner Reentry
Qualitative Research Methods