All Rutgers University–Camden faculty are globally recognized leaders in teaching, research and are frequently called upon as presenters at regional, national and international conferences.

Our students collaborate with outstanding faculty who are engaged in cutting-edge research, including projects funded by federal agencies and national organizations, such as the National Institute of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and Arnold Ventures. Students can also become involved in these projects through independent studies, working with faculty to publish articles in top peer reviewed journals and present their work at conferences across the United States


Gail A. Caputo, Ph.D.

Moral reasoning and intermediate sanctions programs, with a particular focus on shoplifters and community service sentencing; employs a rich intellectual tradition of ethnography to study social issues relevant to criminology and public policy, particularly women in conflict with the law.


Nathan Link, Ph.D.

Issues in corrections and sentencing, including financial sanctions and debt, prisoner reentry and desistance, and mental/physical health.


Michelle Meloy, Ph.D.

Intimate partner violence, socio-legal analysis, sex crimes and sexual offenders, and criminal justice policy.


Harry Rhea, Ph.D.

Associate Teaching Professor
United States foreign policy and international criminal justice.


Laura Napolitano, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Family, childhood and adolescence, and methods and techniques of social research.

Daniel Semenza, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Causes and consequences of firearm and domestic violence, as well as the links between health, incarceration, and crime.


Jane A. Siegel, Ph.D.

Children of incarcerated parents, families and crime, the long-term consequences of child maltreatment and juvenile justice.


Richard Stansfield, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Recidivism and reentry; and race, ethnicity, and immigration, intimate partner violence and homicide.


Sarah Tosh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Growing intersections between systems of immigration and criminal justice in the United States.