Current News

Prof. Jones quoted in the NY Times


Prof. Jones comments on improving opportunities and active advising strategies for Temple undergraduates. Read the article here.


Criminal Justice Undergraduates Debate Team Wins  First Place


Temple Department of Criminal Justice was well-represented yesterday in the First Annual South Jersey Criminal Justice Debate Invitational, by Scott VanZant (one of our 4+1 students), by Kelly Slater (one of our CJ Honors students) and by Erin Connell (one of our CJ Honors Students). Our team won first place, and we also won first place (Kelly) and third place (Erin) individual. Go Temple CJ!!




Lori Pompa featured in Faculty Focus in Temple Today



In the latest installment of the Faculty Focus series, Lori Pompa—founder and director of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program and criminal justice instructor in the College of Liberal Arts—discusses the growth of that educational program and the impact it has had since its inception in 1997. Click here to read more.


The Inside-Out Program was also featured on NewsWorks. The show is on WHYY (90.9 FM), our local NPR affiliate. Click here to read the piece and/or listen.


The program will also be featured on WHYY (90.9 FM) -- Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, and will run Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 11:00am (EST).  Click here to learn more.


Criminal Justice students present at the Academy of Criminal Justice Science Conference


Kelly Slater and Wilfred Beaye, undergraduate Criminal Justice students, presented their work at the ACJS conference in Philadelphia. Kelly's paper "The role of political corruption in the success of organized crime: Philadelphia as a case study" and Wilfred's paper "Cyber) extortion: an assessment of the enforcement complications in cyber and physical space" were well received. Their mentor was Dr. Rege. Congratulations Kelly and Wilfred!




Caitlin Taylor's piece in the Inquirer


Caitlin Taylor's op-ed, based on her dissertation, was published in the Inquirer on February 24, 2014.  Click here to read the piece.


Congratulations to our Diamond Peer Teacher!


Britnee Smith won the highly competitive and coveted Diamond Peer Teacher Award. She is working with Professor Metzger in her Planned Change course.


Kelly Slater presents her research at Harvard


Kelly Slater, a Criminal Justice Honors undergraduate student, presented some of her research stemming from an Independent study titled 'At the Nexus of Politics and Organized Crime: Examining Corruption in Philadelphia' at the National Collegiate Research Conference hosted by Harvard University (January 23-25, 2014). Congratulations Kelly!


Professor Metzger and Emeritus Professor Harland quoted in the Inquirer


Professor Metzger and Emeritus Professor Harland shared their thoughts on the suburban prison expansions. Read the article here.


Prof. Vilcica quoted in the Chicago Reporter


Prof. Vilcica comments on the politics of gun violence in Chicago and how it may be driving dismissals. Read the article here.