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.

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

Jerry Ratcliffe recently wrote an op-ed that was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The op-ed looks at how crime spikes in the city every summer. Jerry Ratcliffe, Ralph Taylor and Evan Sorg have shown that for every 10-degree increase in temperature, Philadelphia s street robberies increase by about 2 percent. This effect is especially pronounced in places with more commercial land use and near subway stations.

The Criminal Justice Departments is proud to welcome our two newest faculty members, Travis Meyers and Amarat Zaatut.

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PhD Student Juwan Bennett was recently featured in Temple Now for his work at the Urban Youth Leadership Academy at Temple.