Courts and Corrections, Justice Decision Making, Criminal Processing, Adjudication, and Punishment, Policy Analysis, Comparative Criminal Justice
Dr. Vîlcică joined the faculty of the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple in 2009. Before that, she served as a Definitive Judge at the Court of the Fourth District of Bucharest, Romania. She received a Bachelor of Law degree in 1997 from the School of Law, University of Bucharest, a post-graduate Judge Diploma in 1998 from the National Institute of Magistrature and Ministry of Justice of Romania, and her Ph.D. degree in 2008 from Temple’s graduate program in Criminal Justice.
Her research interests include: criminal case processing and adjudication; justice decision making, especially as it affects individual liberty; policy analysis; and comparative criminal justice. All these research components tie directly into issues of system legitimacy and governance, make contributions to theories of punishment, and have immediate public policy implications.
CJ 1001- Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 2597- Criminal Justice Research Methods (writing-intensive)
CJ 2401- Nature of Crime
CJ- 3006- Crime and Justice around the World (Fall 2018)
CJ 8302- Advanced Methodological Issues in Criminal Justice Research
Diamond Peer Teacher in CJ 1001, (Spring 2016; Spring 2017)