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Call for Contributors Encyclopedia of Race, Crime, and Justice: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic

Seeking contributors for a unique 3-volume encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of Race, Crime, and Justice: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic that will publish with Greenwood Press in December 2019. Crime and justice in the context of race, ethnicity, and race relations dominate the headlines with continued instances of sentencing disparities, racial profiling, and higher incarceration rates for... Learn More

CONGRATULATIONS 2016-17 BOOK AUTHORS!!!

Numerous RDCJN members published new books during 2016 and 2017.  CONGRATULATIONS to:  John Eason, Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, Anthony Hatch, Patrisia Macias-Rojas, Ramiro Martinez, Keesha Middlemass, Forrest Stuart, Robert Vargas, and Norm White and Christine Martin. Learn More

MANY THANKS AND WELCOME BACK NANCY RODRIGUEZ!!!

Nancy Rodriguez has completed her term as Director of the National Institute of Justice.  Thanks Nancy for taking on this important role, and for the many accomplishments during your tenure.  We are especially grateful that you provided the funds for the REU that we are now implementing.  Also, welcome back to academe; we have missed... Learn More

CONGRATULATIONS RAMIRO MARTINEZ FOR ESTABLISHING DISSERTATION FUND!!!

Ohio State University alum Ramiro Martinez will be recognized during the OSU College of Arts and Sciences “Honoring Excellence” event on Friday evening April 21, 2017 for his “significant commitments and contributions” in establishing the Ramiro Martinez Jr., PhD Endowed Dissertation Fund.  Congratulations Ramiro for finding yet another way to assist individuals in the pipeline... Learn More

RDCJN’s inaugural “Research Experience for Undergraduates” in progress

RDCJN’s Co-PIs received a grant through a joint program of the NIJ and NSF to support a Research Experience For Undergraduates (REU). This program is now in progress.  We are currently hosting 8 undergraduates across 4 sites:  Shauntece Laurant and Brianda Ruiz Chavez (UCI); Fatema Medhat (UMSL); Justin Alexanderand Maribel Jáuregui (UNM); and Cynthia Cupe,... Learn More

Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve named NPR’s “Source of the Week”

RDCJN member Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve was named “Source of the Week” by National Public Radio. The article references Van Cleve’s new book Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court, as well as her expertise on criminal justice, mass incarceration, police brutality, criminal defense racism and criminal courts.   To read more:... Learn More

2016 RDCJN Workshop Dates

If you have not already done so, please mark your calendars for the 2016 RDCJN Workshop scheduled for July 14-15, 2016.  The 2016 Workshop will mark the 11thAnniversary of the Crime and Justice Summer Research Institute and the start of a new era for the RDCJN at Rutgers University-Newark’s School of Criminal Justice. Stay tuned for... Learn More

Waverly Duck’s Work Referenced in New York Times’ Magazine

Congratulations to Waverly Duck, whose name and work were referenced in the New York Times’ magazine piece on Alice Goffman released on January 17th, 2016. Victor Rios, another RDCJN member, had his thoughts referenced within the excerpt. For more information, please click on the following link Learn More

Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve Featured on CNN

Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve for recently being featured on CNN. The topic of discussion focused on rises in Chicago gun violence despite tough gun laws. For more information on Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve and her insights pertaining to her research, please watch the clip. Learn More

Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve Invited to The Rachel Maddow Show

Congratulations to RDCJN colleague and SRI alum, Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve whose discussion on the complexities and miscarriages of justice in Chicago/Cook county resulted in a Rachel Maddow invite. Dr. Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve is the author of the book Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Criminal Courts.  To view the segment, please visit Learn More