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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Congratulations to Professor Jamie Fader for her interview in Temple Now! Check out this article featuring an interview with Professor Jamie Fader, How being labeled as a superpredator has impacted a generation of Black and Hispanic men.


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Professor Jason Gravel was quoted in NBC10's article titled ‘Losing Life Even When People Don't Die': In Philly, Nondeadly Shootings Rising. 


Almost three months ago, a political protest at the United States Capitol Building tragically turned violent. Criminal Justice Assistant Professor Steven Windisch explains what might have led ideologues to those disturbing ends and what the criminal justice system can do about it.

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Congratulations to Professor Jerry Ratcliffe who was quoted in the NY Times article, "Murder Rate Remains Elevated as New Crime Reporting System Begins" about the transition to the NIBRS. You can read the full NY Times article.


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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