Criminal Justice News

Temple University’s Department of Criminal Justice is nationally recognized for its groundbreaking research and for being one of the nation’s top programs in the field. Temple has our enthusiastic students, successful alumni and exacting faculty to thank for making the department what it is, and we’re keeping the focus on them by highlighting their outstanding accomplishments and current happenings here. The wide breadth of law enforcement career opportunities available to alumni opens them to diverse paths. Meanwhile, the evolving needs of the criminal justice system and its place in society presents faculty with a range of research possibilities. Read student, alumni and faculty stories below and please contact us if you have a story of your own you think we should tell.

Dr. Caterina Roman was recently featured in four different news articles. The topics include gun violence in Philadelphia and reducing drug-related crime in Kensington. See below for each article:

Comments to columnist Mike Newall on availability of guns and shootings of children

Rachel Bleiman, a Criminal Justice senior working with Dr. Rege on her NSF CAREER grant, has been selected to participate in the undergraduate track at the upcoming 2019 NSF SaTC PI Meeting. She will present her work on social engineering and security, and receive travel support for up to $1,500. Congratulations Rachel!

image of Professor Jerry Ratcliffe

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jerry Ratcliffe, who has been selected to receive the prestigious Joan McCord award from the ASC Division of Experimental Criminology/Academy of Experimental Criminology. The Joan McCord Award recognizes distinguished experimental contributions to criminology and criminal justice. Award recipients must have conducted significant experimental research that is in the tradition of Joan McCord and has important implications for policy and practice.

Recent Criminal Justice PhD Graduate, Cory Haberman has won the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Policing’s “2019 Early Career Award”. The Early Career Award recognizes outstanding scholarly contributions to the field of policing by someone who has received his or her Ph.D. degree within the last five years. Congratulations Dr. Haberman!

Gricelda "Gigi" Borja (CJ'16) was recently Profiled on for her work at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. Gigi is currently a Paralegal in the DAO's Dangerous Drug Offender Unit (DDOU). The DDOU investigates and prosecutes drug dealers and their organizations. The unit works in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and other federal agencies. The Assistant District Attorneys (ADAs) and Paralegal assigned to this Unit are specially trained for complicated, long-term investigations.