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Jordan Costa

Jordan Costa began her PhD at Rutgers – Newark in 2018. Her primary research interests include structural violence and violence prevention. Jordan specifically investigates how systems engage in the perpetuation of preventable harm and avertable death, in addition to community-based interventions for violence reduction. She has worked extensively in service provision connecting young men who have been... Learn More


Sara Thompson

Sara T. Thompson is a Ph.D student at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University. She has an extensive background in criminology and implementation of non-traditional criminal justice programs in developing countries. Her professional history includes managing a multimillion-dollar police peace-keeping program at the State Department and coordinating a $2 million research grant on African... Learn More


Kateryna Kaplun

Kateryna Kaplun is a third year PhD Student in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University – Newark. She received her BA in Justice Studies and BS in Mathematics in 2017 and her MS in Statistics in 2018 from Montclair State University. Her research interests include cybercrime, surveillance, technology, white-collar crime, and mixed methods analyses. She is currently... Learn More


Anthony Azari

Anthony M. Azari is a Ph.D. student in the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice. His research agenda focuses on risk assessments, pretrial release, and pretrial supervision practices. His other research interests included drug policy and offender reentry. His recent research has recently appeared in the Journal of Criminal Justice Behavior. Anthony received both his B.A. and M.A.... Learn More


Raven Lewis

Raven A. Lewis is a Ph.D. candidate who began her academic career at Rutgers in 2019. She is a native of Washington, D.C., and holds a dual-major Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she graduated Cum Laude. Raven earned her Master of... Learn More