Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Wrongful Conviction, Progressive Prosecution, Criminal Justice History


Professor Rosen joined the Department of Criminal Justice after completing her LL.M. in Law Teaching. Prior to entering academia, she was a law clerk to Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Samuel Roberts, where she worked primarily on criminal appeals. Her expertise is in substantive Criminal Law and constitutional Criminal Procedure. She is particularly interested in the law of self-defense, 4th amendment law, and legal and criminal justice history. Her most recent research is on prosecutors in general, progressive prosecution, and wrongful conviction. 

Curriculum Vitae

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 0853/0953: Doing Justice in Philadelphia
  • CJ 2501: Introduction to Criminal Law
  • CJ 3201: American Jury System 
  • CJ 3501: Criminal Procedure; Law Enforcement Phase
  • CJ 3901: Honors Criminal Procedure
  • CJ 4097: CJ Capstone Seminar, Wrongful Conviction
  • CJ 4097: CJ Capstone Seminar, Crime & Social Policy
  • CJ 4097: CJ Capstone Seminar, Gender & CJ 
  • CJ 8104: Law and Social Order