Past Events

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.