Past Events

Annual John S. Goldkamp Lecture Series: Daniel S. Nagin


The Criminal Justice Graduate Student Association hosted Daniel S Nagin, who was this year's lecturer for the Annual John S Goldkamp Lecture Series. His lecture focused on what to do when (inevitably) crime rates begin to increase. The lecture was on Monday April 21st at 2pm in 821 Anderson Hall.



Criminal Justice Career Fair


A Criminal Justice Career Fair was held at Temple's Ambler Campus on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 11.30am-4pm. It was a great success!


Moving Beyond the Wall: A Symposium on  Mass Incarceration


The Mural Arts Program hosted Moving Beyond the Wall: A Symposium on  Mass Incarceration on April 15, 2014. Prof. Nicole Martarano Van Cleve was a speaker in the Statistical, Research and Evaluation workshop. Prof. Sharon Ostrow recruited Temple CJ and Tyler students to work as volunteers at the symposium. Pictured are: Abbie Henson and Ida Goldkorn, CJ graduate students; Kathryn Yody, Charlie Ries, Anna Harland, Julia Houp, Ciera Ellison, Melissa Goppert and Sharon Ostrow.



Criminal Justice Undergraduates Shine at TURF-CreWs


The Temple Undergraduate Research Forum - Creative Works Symposium (TURF-CreWS), held on April 10, 2014, provides ambitious, intellectually motivated undergraduate students the opportunity to present and defend their original research or creative work among colleagues, faculty, family, and friends. Five Criminal Justice students participated: Felicia Henry, Emily Davis, Wilfred Beaye, Kelly Slater, and Britnee Smith. All presentations were very well received. Congratulations on an outstanding job!



Criminal Justice Undergraduate Society Bake Sale


The CJ Undergraduate Society had its Saint Patrick's Day Bake Sale Monday, March 17 from 11 to 3pm in Anderson Lobby. Good eats and treats were enjoyed by many!



Undergraduate Meet and Greet Event


On Setember 25, 2013, many of our undegraduates came out to the Meet-and-greet event. The students had a chance to connect with faculty and learn about what was new and exciting that was taking place in Temple University’s Criminal Justice Department.



Dr. Lauren Krivo lectured on Patterns of Local Segregation



Dr. Lauren Krivo's lecture titled "Patterns of Local Segregation: Do They Matter for Neighborhood Crime?" took place on October 29, 2013.


Professor Krivo is Professor of Sociology in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University and a faculty affiliate of the Criminal Justice Program.





Dr. Anthony Braga lectures on Preventing Gun Violence 


Anthony Braga

Dr. Anthony Braga's lecture titled "Preventing Violence by Focusing on Risky Places and Risky People" took place on May 7, 2013.


Professor Braga is the Don M. Gottfredson Professor of Evidence-Based Criminology in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University and a Senior Research Fellow in the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.






Mural Arts Tour


Professor Ostrow's Victims in Society class took a Mural Arts Restorative Justice tour during the first weekend in April. The photo is the new Famillies Interrupted Mural that is focused on the impact of mass incarceration on families of incarcerated people. Click here for more information.



Pottsville Heist Research


Dr. Ostrow's Nature of crime class was at the Paley Library researhing the Pottsville Heist, which was part of the Philadelphia Noir Exhibit during the 2013 spring semester.



Organized Crime Exhibit at the National Constitution Center


Dr. Rege's Organized Crime class visited the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on April 7. The class viewed the 'American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition' exhibit, which is the first comprehensive showing about America’s most colorful and complex constitutional hiccup. Spanning from the dawn of the temperance movement, through the Roaring ’20s, to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment, this world-premiere exhibition brings the whole story of Prohibition vividly to life. Click here for more information on the display.




Criminal Justice Society Bake Sale


Metzger and her two daughters Rachel and Allyson assisted the Criminal Justice Society during their Spring Bake sale on March 26th raising money for multiple myeloma.  A great time was had by all for such a wonderful cause !!  Great job CJ society !!



Dr. Van Cleve' talk at CHAT lecture series


Dr. Nicole Van Cleve gave a talk entitled "The Criminal Justice System as a Welfare Handout: How Criminal Justice Professionals Adapt Welfare-Dependency Narratives to the World of Custody and Courts". Click here to view the talk.





Undergraduate Urban Minorities Class at the Philadelphia Film Festival


On Wednesday October 24, 2012 Tara Tripp took about 20 students from her Fall 2012 Urban Minorities Class to the Philadelphia Film Festival to see a documentary by Ken Burns - showcasing the infamous Central Park Jogger case and the miscarriage of justice that followed.





Sudhir Venkatesh  - "Gang Leader for a Day"


The Criminal Justice Graduate Student Association is pleased to present a lecture by acclaimed ethnographic researcher Sudhir Venkatesh on April 6, 2011, 10 am. Click here for more information.


Celebration of Professor Mark Haller's scholarship

photo (from left to right): Dr. Alan Harland, Dr. Mark Haller and Dr. Eric Schneider

On May 1st, 2009, the Department of Criminal Justice hosted an afternoon event to honor the scholarship of Professor Mark Haller. As part of this event Dr. Eric Schneider (above) from the University of Pennsylvania delivered a seminar presentation.

Professor Haller is known for his ground-breaking research on the economics of illegal enterprise which has shown how such activities both reflect and influence the history of ethnic groups, urban geography, professional sports, popular culture, changing technology, and other social factors. In the 1970s he gained complete access to the raw intelligence files of the Capone income tax investigation and established that the picture of him as a "boss" of a bootlegging operation, as found in the media and scholarly works, was largely mythical. In 1990 he was offered complete access to all of the intelligence files of the Pennslvania Crime Commission and found that the standard picture of so-called "mafia" organizations in the U.S. fails to understand the structure and functions of such operations.

Professor Haller also played a founding role in establishing the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple and then in providing his invaluable guidance for more than three decades of our development into one of the nation's leading departments.