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

Our Undergraduate Diamond Research Scholars

Two of our undergraduate students, William Kelly (right) and Kelly Slater (left), seen here with Dr. Emily Moerer (center), are this year’s Diamond Research Scholars. Kelly’s research is titled ” Religion and Re-entry: Envisioning the “New” Moral Self’, and Slater’s research is titled “The Palermo strategy: Incentivizing organized crime testimony”. Congratulations to you both!

Evan Sorg Awarded the ASC Division of Experimental Criminology Outstanding Student Paper Award

Our very own Evan Sorg won the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Experimental Criminology Outstanding Student Paper Award! “Boundary adherence during place based-policing evaluations: a research note,” used data gathered as part of the Philadelphia Foot Patrol Experiment to demonstrate the extent to which police officers patrolled outside of their assigned patrol locations, and used…


Dr. Rege is Co-PI on NSF grant!

Congratulations to Dr Aunshul Rege who is co-PI on a newly awarded National Science Foundation grant! Titled “Towards Secure Networked Cyber-Physical Systems: A Theoretic Framework with Bounded Rationality”, this project will develop a multidisciplinary framework that weaves together principles from cybersecurity, control theory, networking and criminology. Read more here.


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Cory Haberman awarded a NIJ Dissertation Fellowship!

Cory Haberman, one of our outstanding PhD candidates, has been awarded the highly competitive and prestigious National Institute of Justice Dissertation Fellowship to support his dissertation research “Cops on Dots Doing What? The Differential Effects of Law Enforcement-Oriented Actions in Hot Spots” (committee chair: Prof. Jerry Ratcliffe).