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.

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Need to channel your emotional energy? Interested in social justice and/or art? Submit an original piece of written or visual art in our Justice through Art contest. Up to $400 in prizes. Art contest open to all Temple undergraduates. Deadline March 31st. For information and submission site, visit the Justice Through Art website

Applications are now being accepted for the Postdoctoral Diversity Fellow in Criminal Justice. You can read the full details and submit your application through Interfolio for this one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship!


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Dr. Ratcliffe was featured on NBC 10 Philadelphia, and weighs in on homicide rates in Philadelphia in the article Why Are Homicides in Philadelphia Near an All-Time High? Here Are Some Factors


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Congratulations Professor Ajima Olaghere on being named a Public Policy Lab Faculty Fellow for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Check out Professor Ajima Olaghere's guest appearance in which she spoke about the Walter Wallace shooting with Marty Moss-Coane. Listen to the full episode in Radio Times titled Dark money in the 2020 election; the Walter Wallace shooting.