Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Legal History, Domestic Violence


Professor Rosen came to the Department of Criminal Justice with a background in law teaching. After graduating from Temple University School of Law, she served as a law clerk to Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Samuel Roberts and worked as a civil litigator before returning to Temple to earn her LL.M. in Law Teaching. As a member of the Department of Criminal Justice faculty, her teaching and research interests have expanded beyond a narrow focus on Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure to a broader exploration of the intersection between the structure of legal doctrine and the criminal justice system, both today and in the past. She has written on topics ranging from battered women’s self-defense, the scope of the 4th amendment’s protection of the privacy of the contents of our bodies, and Jail law. More recent research focuses on reform of legal doctrine that enables racially disproportionate law enforcement and on exploration of how criminal justice research can be utilized to better inform legal decision-makers.

Selected Publications

  • Rosen, C.J. (1991). “Jail Law.” The Prison Journal 7(2): 24-37.
  • Rosen, C.J. (1990). “The Fourth Amendment Implications of Urine Testing for Evidence of Drug Use in Probation”. Brooklyn Law Review 55(4):1159-1253.
  • Rosen, C.J. & Goldkamp, J.S. (1989). “The Constitutionality of Drug Testing at the Bail Stage”. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 80(4)114-176.
  • Rosen, C.J. (1986). “The Excuse of Self-Defense: Correcting A Historical Accident on Behalf of Battered Women Who Kill.” The American University law Review 36(1):11-56.

Courses Taught

  • CJ 0853, O953, (Honors) Doing Justice in Philadelphia 2015-2025.
  • CJ 2501, Introduction to Criminal Law
  • CJ 3201, American Jury System
  • CJ 3501, 3901 (Honors) Issues in Criminal Procedure
  • CJ 4004, Women and Criminal Justice
  • CJ 4096, Writing Seminar: Crime & Social Policy
  • CJ 4098, Writing Seminar: Gender and Criminal Justice
  • CJ 8104, Law and Social Order