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Dr. Robert Apel

Robert Apel (pronounced AY-pull) received his Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland in 2004, and joined Rutgers University-Newark in 2011. His expertise is in policy problems in criminal justice, with an emphasis on the labor market, deterrence-based policies, and prison reentry challenges. His recent and in-progress research explores the work-crime... Learn More


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


Dr. Joel Miller

Joel Miller has spent twenty-five years conducting criminal justice research in both academic and policy settings, joining the Rutgers faculty in 2009. His work is international in scope, reflecting a career that has seen employment at the UK Home Office, the University of Malaga in Spain, and the Vera Institute of Justice, New York. He... 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