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Faculty

Full Time Faculty

Name/Title Phone Office Location Email Specialization
Dr. Rod K. Brunson

Dean and Professor

973-353-3311

CLJ, 566

Police-Community Relations
Concentrated Neighborhood Disadvantage
Youth Violence
Qualitative Research Methods

Dr. Robert Apel

Professor, and Ph.D. Program Director

973-353-5216

CLJ, 579 H

Labor Market
Life Course
Criminal Behavior
Criminal Justice Policy
Applied Econometrics

Edem Avakame
Dr. Edem Avakame

Associate Professor

973-353-3295

CLJ, 544

Social inequality & Crime
Statistics
Research Methods

Dr. Valerio Baćak

Assistant Professor

(973) 353-2806

CLJ, Room 545

Crime and Health
Inequality in Punishment
Quantitative Methods

Dr. Joel Caplan

Associate Professor and M.A. Program Director

973-353-1304

CLJ, 548

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Risk Assessment
Crime Prevention
Policing
Police-Community Relations

Dr. Ko-lin Chin
Dr. Ko-lin Chin

Distinguished Professor

973-353-1488

CLJ, 543

Gangs & organized crime
Human smuggling & trafficking
Drug Trafficking

Dr. Johnna Christian
Dr. Johnna Christian

Associate Professor

973-353-3245

CLJ, 546

Mass incarceration
Prisoner reentry
Families and incarceration

Dr. Ronald V. Clarke

University Professor

973-353-1154

CLJ, 553

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

Dr. Todd Clear
Dr. Todd Clear

University Professor

973-353-3343

CLJ, 556

Corrections
Mass Incarceration
Sentencing
Alternatives to Incarceration

Dr. Elizabeth Griffiths

Associate Professor

973-353-3303

CLJ, 579 D

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

Dr. Leslie Kennedy

University Professor

973-353-3310

CLJ, 542

GIS Mapping & spatial analysis
Computational criminology
Policing

Dr. Sarah E. Lageson

Assistant Professor

(973) 353-2805

CLJ, 547

Law and Society
Sociology of Punishment
Criminal Records
Technology

Dr. Jody Miller

Distinguished Professor and Faculty Chair

973-353-1303

CLJ 555

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

Dr. Joel Miller

Associate Professor

973-353-5073

CLJ, 549

Environmental Criminology
Juvenile Justice
Police Accountability

Dr. Michael Ostermann

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program Chair

973-353-5758

CLJ, 579 F

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

Dr. Andres F. Rengifo

Associate Professor

973-353-5237

CLJ, 554

Social Control
Communities & Crime
Cross-cultural & Evaluation Research

Dr. Norman Samuels

University Professor

973-353-3287

CLJ, 541

Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism
Security & Intelligence Studies
International Crime

Dr. Mercer Sullivan

Professor

973-353-5931

CLJ, 557

Communities and Crime
Development and Life-Course Criminology
Crime and Families

Dr. Bonita Veysey

Professor; Vice Chancellor for Planning and Implementation, and Director, P3 Collaboratory for Pedagogy, Professional Development and Publicly-engaged Scholarship

973-353-1929

CLJ, 519

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

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/Title Phone Office Location Email Specialization
Dr. Michael B. Greene

Senior Fellow

973 202-1508

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Dr. Leigh Grossman

Assistant Professor of Practice

973-353-3292

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Policing
Violent Crime
Focused Deterrence
Social Network Analysis

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

Genevieve Jones

Assistant Professor of Practice

973-353-3411

CLJ, 354 D

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Dr. Justin Kurland

Post-Doctoral Associate

973-353-3329

CLJ, 354 A

Wildlife Crime
Crime Analysis and Prevention

Dr. Madeleine Novich

Post-Doctoral Fellow & RDCJN Program Manager

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Policing
Procedural Justice
Gender
Qualitative Methods

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