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.

Image of Professor Jamie Fader from the Criminal Justice Department

Dr. Jamie Fader has received a research grant from the National Institute of Justice for her project, Reducing Gang Violence: A Long-Term Follow-Up of a Randomized Trial of Functional Family Therapy. The project builds on a prior study conducted that examined the effects of a well-known program Functional Family Therapy that was modified to address young people at risk of joining gangs.

Professor Catresa Meyers will be teaching Criminal Behavior at Temple Rome during the upcoming Summer. This GenEd course will explore Criminal Behavior in the birth place of criminology. The course will use the city of Rome as our backdrop and explore criminality though some of the sensational cases that have shocked the citizens of Rome.

photo of students Deneya Gadson and Welles Trainor

The Pathways to Profession program gives 30 students funding to take on unpaid internships where they gain experience, build a professional network and figure out what direction to take their careers in.

Temple University and the National Park Service are again recruiting for the ProRanger Program. Through this program, recruits are eligible for non-competitive hiring status for a federal position with the National Park Service. As we all know, there are no guarantees in life, but this program boasts a 100  placement rate for students who successfully complete the program.

Teen violence is on the rise in Philadelphia. Caterina Roman argues that we are not paying attention to the culture of violence and not focusing on what we can do to stop youth from wanting to shoot and carry weapons. Click here to watch or read the news segment. Read the full story Rise in teen violence causes concern in Philadelphia