Welcome to Criminal Justice News! Highlighting achievements, research, accomplishments, and publications from the Department of Criminal Justice faculty and students.

CJ Study Abroad Course

The criminal justice department is offering a special topics course at the Rome campus during the Summer 2017 semester. The course, Art and Justice, is being headed by our own Sharon Ostrow.  Contact Professor Ostrow for more information about this new and exciting opportunity.

Congrats to Distinguished Upcoming CJ Graduates

The department would like to recognize our December 2016 graduates who achieved the designation of “Distinction in Major” for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or higher in their Criminal Justice classes.  Those students are: Shayne Barren Tiffany Bernert Rikki Bocchinfuso Tori Broz James Hynd Hannah Krause Thomas Malampy Craig Miller Micah Moono Matthew Mundy Samuel…


Caterina Roman

Caterina Roman: Awarded NIJ Grant

Caterina Roman was recently awarded a $580,000, 3-year grant from the National Institute of Justice to examine police and victim service system networks of response after violent street conflicts, and how service delivery is impacted by the victim/offender label. The project uses a mixed-method design that will yield qualitative data from semi-structured interviews and focus…


Jamie Fader

Jamie Fader: Winner of the ASC 2016 Michael J. Hindelang Award

Jamie Fader has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Michael J. Hindelang Award, which is given annually to recognize the scholar with a recent book that makes “the most outstanding contribution to research in criminology.”  Dr. Fader’s book, Falling Back: Incarceration and Transitions to Adulthood among Urban Youth was selected based on  “the depth and originality…


Lori Pompa: Awarded the ASC 2016 Teaching Award

It is our pleasure to announce that Lori Pompa has been awarded the ASC 2016 Teaching Award. This is a “lifetime-achievement award” recognizing the value of teaching that engages multiple communities and moves beyond traditional classroom settings and her role as the Founder and Director of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. Congratulations Lori!!!

Jamie Fader

Jamie Fader: 2015 Distinguished New Scholar Award

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Jamie Fader for receiving the Outstanding Book award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Science (ACJS) for her book, Falling Back: Incarceration and Transition to Adulthood among Urban Youth. The award is given for a book that makes an extraordinary contribution to the study of crime and criminal justice. We also…