Faculty News


Law Enforcement Collaborative Program with New Brunswick Police Department and New Brunswick High School

Lieutenant Raymond Trigg, Lecturer with the Program in Criminal Justice, is part of the Law Enforcement Collaborative Program with N.B.P.D. and N.B.H.S.  The Collaborative has been incorporated as part of the high school's curriculum in order to strengthen ties with the youth community and local law enforcement, as well as encourage an open dialogue regarding issues affecting the New Brunswick community.  You can find the video published here: Law Enforcement Collaborative Program


"Will Bail Reform in N.J. Have Positive Impact on Immigrant Community?"

Milena A. Wilson, Esq., Lecturer with the Program in Criminal Justice, published an article with New Jersey Law Journal on December 5, 2016 that transpired from discussions with her students in her course, Criminal Justice Seminar: Crimmigration.  The article can be found here: Milena Wilson Article


Justice in Action with Angela Davis and Lennox HindsAngelaDavis

Justice In Action: an Evening with Angela Davis and Lennox Hinds was held on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016.  Angela Davis delivered a lectured titled "Radicial Visions of Justice", and Lennox Hinds delivered a lecture titled "Reflections of a People's Lawyer".  There was an article that appeared in the Rutgers University Daily Targum, "At Rutgers, Former Black Panther and Political Activist Speaks about U.S. Race Relations", which can be accessed here: http://www.dailytargum.com/article/2016/10/former-black-panther-and-political-activist-speaks-about-us-race-relations-at-rutgers The video of the lectures by Lennox Hinds and Angela Davis can be accessed here: http://studentcenters.rutgers.edu/vod/



"Black Activists Don't Ignore Crime"

Lisa Miller, Professor with Criminal Justice and Political Science, published an Op-Ed article with The New York Times on August 5, 2016.  The article can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/06/opinion/black-activists-dont-ignore-crime.html?_r=2


"'Ban the Box Laws': Do they Help Job Applicants with Criminal Histories?"

Amanda Agan, Assistant Professor with Criminal Justice and Economics, participated in an NPR podcast on July 19, 2016 with NPR host Shankar Vedantam.  The audio of the podcast, as well as a corresponding article, can be found here: http://www.npr.org/2016/07/19/486571633/are-ban-the-box-laws-helping-job-applicants-with-criminal-histories


2015 Presidential Public Service AwardIMG 8185

Anne Morrison Piehl is the 2015 recipient of the Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award.  The Rutgers College Class of 1962 Presidential Public Service Award honors members of the faculty, student body, or staff for volunteer service to government, professional and scholarly organizations, or the public.


Anne was honored for her work on state commissions to improve the criminal justice system by reforming corrections policies and criminal sentencing, expanding special drug courts to increase treatment opportunities and reduce prison time, and for her national leadership on the pressing issue of increased incarceration in the United States. She was also recognized for her key role in the Boston “Operation Ceasefire” project, working closely with the police department to strategize how to reduce violent crime and provide needed data to help police departments make changes to improve residents’ lives in their communities.


Workshop Paper Presented at Yale University

Michael Welch delivered a workshop paper titled Left Sacred and the Sanctity of Death in ‘Troubled’ Ireland at the Center for Cultural Sociology, Department of Sociology at Yale University on February 20, 2015.


Committee on Law and Justice Presents "The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences"


Anne Piehl was involved with the Committee on Law and Justice: Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences Education, which released a report a few weeks ago on "The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences".

"After decades of stability, the United States saw its incarceration rate more than quadruple in the past 40 years. Currently, nearly 1 out of 100 American adults is in prison or jail. What drove this increase, and how has it affected crime rates, individuals, families, communities, and society at large?

The Growth of Incarceration in the United States finds that the dramatic increase in incarceration has failed to clearly yield large crime-reduction benefits for the nation. In addition, the growth in incarceration may have had a wide range of unwanted consequences for individuals, families, communities, and society. The report recommends that policymakers take steps to reduce the nation’s reliance on incarceration.

The report brief and other information can be found on the Committee's website here: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/CLAJ/Growth_of_Incarceration/index.htm


Article Publications in Crime, Law, & Social Change

Michael Welch published "Economic Man and Diffused Sovereignty: A Critique of Australia's Asylum Regime" in Crime, Law, & Social Change (2014) 61: 81-107.

Michael Welch published "Fragmented Power and State-Corporate Killings: A Critique of Blackwater in Iraq" (reprinted from Crime, Law and Social Change), in Routledge Major Works Collection: Critical Criminology (2014), edited by W. DeKeseredy and M. Dragiewicz. New York: Routledge.


Michael Welch published "La Reaparicion de la Tortura en la Cultura Politica: Siguiendo su Discurso y Genealogia" (The Re-Emergence of Torture in Political Culture: Tracking its Discourse and Genealogy) in La Tortura: Una practica estructural del sistema penal, el delito ms grave, (2014) edited by Gabriel Ignacio Anitua and Diego Zysman Quiros. Buenos Aires: Editorial Didot. (A new translation from "La Re-Emergencia de la Tortura en la Cultura Politica: Rastreando su Discurso y su Genealogia," Capitulo Criminologico: Revista de las Disciplinas del Control Social [Venezuela], 35: 471-505.)


Geekadelphia's Scientist of the Year

KimberleeMoranKimberlee Sue Moran is no ordinary geek. As Geekadelphia’s Scientist of the Year, her crowning achievement was blowing up a bus filled with dead animals to help first responders learn how to identify bombing victims.

“They got an understanding of debris patterns and developed a protocol where they could reconstruct what happened and recover both biological and non-biological evidence,’’ explains Moran, a Rutgers-Camden forensic archaeology professor and grant facilitator.
Her forensic exercise was a success. But what was so geeky about it?
Maybe the fact that Moran and her assistants created characters for each animal, complete with names, occupations and phony IDs. Then they dressed them in human clothes. The animals, from the Rutgers Farm in New Brunswick, had died of natural causes or been put down due to illness.
The Geekadelphia website explains why Moran was a winner. “(She) has done a lot to bring the world of forensic science to the Philadelphia region..."  To read the full article published in Rutgers Today, click here.


Dean's Award for Scholarly Excellence from Camden--Law

Alec Walen was recently awarded the annual Dean's Award for Scholarly Excellence by Camden--Law.


Article Publications in Law and Philosophy and Ethics and Law--The Ethicalization of Law

Alec Walen recently published articles in Law and Philosophy and Ethics and Law--The Ethicalization of Law.  He published "Transcending the Means Principle" in Law and Philosophy in June 2013.  A copy of the abstract is available here.  He also published "Reflections on Theorizing About the Moral Foundations of the Law: Using Laws Governing Detention as a Case Study" in Ethics and Law--The Ethicalization of Law (S. Voneky et al., Eds.) in 2013 (Springer Press).  A full copy of the article can be accessed here.


Carr Appointed Program Director & Walen as Undergraduate Director

Anne Morrison Piehl steps down officially on June 30, 2013 after serving as Program Director for the past few years.  Patrick Carr was appointed to Program Director and takes over the reigns officially on July 1, 2013; additionally, Alec Walen was appointed as Undergraduate Director to take over the newly vacated position by Patrick Carr.


Lecture at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Michael Welch delivered a lecture on “Crimmigration in Australia: Loud and Quiet Panic Over Asylum Seekers” at the 2013 Colloquium Series in the Department of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in April 2013.



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