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The Ph.D. Program in Criminal Justice offers an interdisciplinary education in the field of criminology and criminal justice. It prepares students for careers of research, scholarship and teaching. In addition, the program offers two unique specializations: forensic science (FS) and policy, oversight and administration (POA).

Our doctoral students work with leading criminal justice researchers on a number of ongoing data collection efforts and research projects. Recently, our faculty have received grants from the:

  • National Institute of Health
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • National Institute of Justice
  • National Science Foundation
  • Bureau of Justice Assistance
  • Guggenheim Foundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (among other federal agencies and leading foundations)

John Jay College also houses a number of research centers where doctoral students are employed, such as the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, and the Prisoner Reentry Institute.

Importantly, Criminal Justice doctoral faculty are the current editors of two of the leading criminology journals, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency and Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and the leading psychology and law journal, Law and Human Behavior.

 

 

Deborah Koetzle

Executive Officer
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59 Street
New York, NY 10019

Valli Rajah

Deputy Executive Officer
Department of Sociology
524 West 59 Street
New York, NY 10019

Shari Rodriguez-Vasquez

Associate Program Officer
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59 Street
New York, NY 10019

Thomas Kubic

Deputy Executive Officer for Forensic Science Specialization
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59 Street
New York, NY 10019

Roddrick Colvin

Deputy Executive Officer for Policy, Oversight & Administration Specialization
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59 Street
New York, NY 10019