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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


Dr. Jasmine Silver

Jasmine Silver is an assistant professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers–Newark. She received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany, SUNY in 2018. Her research centers on applying moral psychological theory to understand the role of moral cognition in crime, deviance, and criminal justice. Recently, her research in this... Learn More


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


Dr. Bill McCarthy

Bill McCarthy joined Rutgers University-Newark in 2020. His early research focused on adolescent offending and relationships with parents, fictive family, peers, and romantic partners. In these studies, he and his co-authors developed ideas about criminal capital, co-offending, success, social bonds, and danger. Some of his more recent research examines overt discrimination and juvenile crime, while... Learn More


Judge Victoria Pratt

Judge Victoria Pratt is a renowned national and international advocate for reforming the criminal justice system. As the Chief Judge in Newark Municipal Court in Newark, NJ, she spent years using techniques that increased the public’s trust in the justice system. While presiding over Newark Community Solutions, a Community Court Program, she used a transformational... Learn More