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Dr. Edem Avakame

Dr. Edem Avakame is an Associate Professor at the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-Newark. Learn More

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Dr. Robert Apel

Robert Apel (pronounced AY-pull) is a criminologist by training and has been on the faculty at Rutgers University-Newark since 2011. Much of his research is at the intersection of crime, the justice system, and the labor market. This research seeks to better understand the work-crime relationship, the impact of criminal justice involvement on long-term employment,... Learn More

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Dr. Joel Caplan

Joel Caplan helps cities and towns prevent crime and improve community policing. He helps them make data-informed decisions about policies and programs that enhance public safety. Dr. Caplan is a Professor at Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice (SCJ) and serves as Director of the SCJ Master’s Program and Director of the Rutgers Center on... Learn More

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Dr. Johnna Christian

Johnna Christian received her doctoral degree from the University at Albany School of Criminal Justice and has been a faculty member at Rutgers since 2003. She has conducted research about family visitation at prisons and the social and economic implications of maintaining ties to incarcerated people, as well as prisoner reentry and reintegration. Her recent... Learn More

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Dr. Jody Miller

Jody Miller (pronouns: she, her, hers) joined the Rutgers-Newark faculty in 2010. Her research utilizes qualitative methods to investigate how inequalities of gender, race, sexuality and place shape participation in crime and risks for victimization, with concentrations in the United States and South Asia. Miller is Co-Director of the National Science Foundation-sponsored Racial Democracy, Crime... Learn More

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Dr. Andres F. Rengifo

Andres F. Rengifo, Ph.D is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University – Newark. His research explores how crime and crime control are shaped by social factors and institutions, and how the “practice” of justice, social control, and punishment amplify some forms of inequality and create new systems of stratification. His collaborative... Learn More

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Dr. Ko-lin Chin

Ko-lin Chin has written extensively on issues related to Chinese crime groups and networks, including Chinatown gangs and tongs, human smuggling organizations, organized crime in Taiwan and China, the heroin and methamphetamine businesses in Myanmar and China, and sex trafficking networks in Asia and the United States. Dr. Chin has received funding from the National... Learn More

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Dr. Ronald V. Clarke

Dr. Clarke was Dean of the School of Criminal Justice from 1987-1998. Before moving to the United States in 1984, he was employed for fifteen years in the British government’s criminological research department, the Home Office Research and Planning Unit. He became the Director of the Unit in 1982. While at the Home Office, he... Learn More

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Dr. Elizabeth Griffiths

Elizabeth Griffiths received her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Toronto in 2007.  She held a faculty position in the Department of Sociology at Emory University before moving to Rutgers University-Newark’s School of Criminal Justice in 2011.  Her research focuses broadly around the influence of place on the distribution and movement of crime across... Learn More

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Dr. Leslie Kennedy

Leslie W. Kennedy (PhD University of Toronto) is currently University Professor at Rutgers University. He teaches graduate-level courses at the School of Criminal Justice (SCJ) at Rutgers. He was the Dean of SCJ from 1998 to 2007. Dr. Kennedy’s current research in public security builds upon his previous work in event analysis, assessing the social... Learn More