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.

Doctoral student, Dijonée Talley, was recently awarded the Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellowship. The Emerging Leader Fellowship is a two-year, hands-on learning opportunity for early career professionals in Greater Philadelphia. Fellows work collaboratively with a host organization to execute projects that advance the mission of the organization and enhance Fellows’ skills.

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Barry Sauder, CLA ’18, took a risk leaving his small town for a big city and university, but the educational foundation and life experiences he gained set him on the path to an exciting career immediately after graduation.

The human element is often regarded as the weakest link in cybersecurity. Education efforts in this space, however, focus primarily on the technical aspects of cybersecurity and downplay the relevance of the human factor. One way to exploit this human vulnerability is through social engineering, where cybercriminals utilize persuasion and manipulation to get targets to reveal private information which can then be used to conduct cyberattacks. Dr.

Criminal justice major Barry Sauder didn't set out to study in a big city - he only knew he wanted more than what his hometown had to offer. Although it was tough to shake his small town roots, the more he explored the city through internships, the more Philadelphia - and Temple - became his home. Watch the story of Barry

Professors Steven Belenko and Matthew Hiller were recently awarded a grant to work with Chestnut Health Systems to conduct a national multisite evaluation of the guidelines for effective juvenile drug treatment courts JDTC. These guidelines were developed by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, which awarded grants to a number of JDTCs to implement the guidelines.

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