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Dr. Norman Samuels

Dr. Samuels recently returned to the faculty after serving for three decades in senior University administrative roles. His research interests are in the fields of terrorism and counter-terrorism, security and intelligence studies, and the intersection of interna-tional terrorism and crime, and in particular, the interface among these topics and the American system of government. He... Learn More

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Dr. Bonita Veysey

Bonita Veysey, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-Newark. Prior to her employment at Rutgers, Dr. Veysey was a Senior Research Associate at Policy Research Associates in Delmar, New York. During that time, she was the Director of the Women’s Program Core and the Associate Director of the National... Learn More

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Dr. Sara Wakefield

Sara Wakefield received her Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota in 2007. Her research interests focus on the consequences of mass imprisonment for the family, with an emphasis on childhood wellbeing and racial inequality, culminating in a series of articles and book, Children of the Prison Boom: Mass Incarceration and the... Learn More

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Dr. Todd Clear

Todd R. Clear is University Professor of Criminal Justice.  He has served previously as Provost of the University, and before that Dean of the School of Criminal Justice.  Clear has also held professorships at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (where he held the rank of Distinguished Professor), Florida State University (where he was also... Learn More

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Dr. Sarah E. Lageson

Sarah Lageson studies criminal law, privacy, surveillance, and tech and her research examines the growth of online crime data, mugshots, and criminal records that create new forms of “digital punishment.” Sarah is a grant recipient of the National Institutes of Justice New Investigator/Early Career Award for her study of criminal records and is a 2020-2021... Learn More

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Dr. Valerio Baćak

Valerio Baćak joined the faculty in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University in 2015. His primary research interest is in understanding how legal systems of punishment and control shape social inequality, especially inequalities in health. In addition to academic work, Valerio has consulted internationally on public health projects for various United Nations organizations.... Learn More

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Dr. Colleen Berryessa

Dr. Colleen M. Berryessa joined the faculty in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University in 2018. Her research, utilizing both qualitative and quantitative methods, considers how psychological processes, perceptions, attitudes, and social contexts affect the criminal justice system, particularly related to courts, sentencing, and punishment. She primarily examines these issues, using both psychological... Learn More

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Dr. Frank Edwards

Frank Edwards received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington in 2017 and joined the Rutgers-Newark School of Criminal Justice in 2018. Dr. Edwards is a sociologist broadly interested in social control, the welfare state, race, and applied statistics. His work explores the causes and consequences of the social distribution of state violence... Learn More

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Dr. Jason Silver

Jason Silver (formerly Jasmine Silver) is an assistant professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers–Newark. He received his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany, SUNY in 2018. His research centers on applying moral psychological theory to understand the role of moral cognition in crime, deviance, and criminal justice. His research... Learn More

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Dr. Alex Gimenez-Santana

Dr. Alejandro Giménez-Santana is Deputy Director of the Rutgers Center on Public Security (RCPS) and Director of the Newark Public Safety Collaborative (NPSC). He has worked extensively in researching the association between unique contexts of social disorganization and crime risk on the spatial distribution of violence across various urban settings. Dr. Santana has served as... Learn More