Associate Professor

rvilcica@temple.edu
215.204.1643
556 Gladfelter Hall

Keywords

Courts and Corrections, Related Justice Decision Making, Criminal Processing,  Adjudication, and Punishment, Policy Analysis, Comparative Criminal Justice

Biography

Dr. Vîlcică joined the faculty of the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple in 2009. Before that, she served as a Definitive Judge at the Court of the Fourth District of Bucharest, Romania. She received a Bachelor of Law degree in 1997 from the School of Law, University of Bucharest, a post-graduate Judge Diploma in 1998 from the National Institute of Magistrature and Ministry of Justice of Romania, and her Ph.D. degree in 2008 from Temple’s graduate program in Criminal Justice.

Her research interests include: criminal case processing and adjudication; justice decisionmaking, especially as it affects individual liberty; policy analysis; and comparative criminal justice. All these research components tie directly into issues of system legitimacy and governance, make important contributions to theories of punishment, and have immediate public policy implications.

 

Selected Publications

  • Vîlcică, E. Rely. 2016. Challenges in Parole Supervision: Views from the Field. Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research. First online, September 20, DOI: 10.1080/23774657.2016.1219886.
  • Vîlcică, E. Rely. 2016. Revisiting Parole Decisionmaking: Testing for the Punitive Hypothesis in a Large US Jurisdiction. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. First online, September 15, DOI: 10.1177/0306624X16668512.
  • Vîlcică, E. Rely. 2016. Studying Parole in the Spotlight: Lessons from a Large American Jurisdiction. European Journal on Criminal Policy & Research, 22(1), 61-88.
  • Vîlcică, E. Rely. 2015. The Influence of Inmate Visitation on the Decision to Grant Parole: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Criminal Justice, 43(6), 498–509.
  • Vîlcică, E. Rely & John S. Goldkamp (posthumously). 2015. Bail Prediction: Exploring the Role of Neighborhood Context in Philadelphia. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 42(11), 1159-1182.
  • Vîlcică, E. Rely. 2014. Parole Decisionmaking in the United States: A Crisis Situation and Its Consequences. (In Romanian) Criminologie, Criminalistică şi Penologie—Studii, nr.1-2:32-42. [Journal of the Romanian Society of Criminology].
  • Vîlcică, E. Rely. 2014. The Role of Dismissal in the American Criminal Court: Court Theories Revisited. Justice System Journal, 35(2): 205-232.
  • Vîlcică, E. Rely. 2012. Nature and Consequences of Dismissals: Implications for Public Safety and Crime Prevention in Criminal Courts in America. Journal of Criminal Justice, 40(2):103-116.
  • Vîlcică, E. Rely, Steve Belenko, Matt Hiller, & Faye Taxman. 2010. Exporting Court Innovation from the United States to Continental Europe: Compatibility between the Drug Court Model and Inquisitorial Justice Systems. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 34(1):139-172.
  • Goldkamp, John S. & E. Rely Vîlcică. 2009. Judicial Discretion and the Unfinished Agenda of American Bail Reform: Lessons from Philadelphia’s Evidence-Based Judicial Strategy. Studies in Law, Politics and Society, 47:115-157.
  • Goldkamp, John S. & E. Rely Vîlcică. 2008. Targeted Enforcement and Adverse System Side-Effects: The Generation of Fugitives in Philadelphia. Criminology, 46(2):371-410.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate

  • CJ 1001, Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJ 2401, Nature of Crime 
  • CJ 2597, Criminal Justice Research Methods (writing intensive)

Graduate

  • CJ 8302, Advanced Methodological Issues in Criminal Justice Research