Experts for Press Interviews

Crime

Professor Patrick J. Carr has written extensively on crime control, youth violence and rural “brain drain.” He lectures to audiences all over the world about community policing and crime control and his research, have been featured in numerous media outlets, including Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, and NPR. 
Title: Associate Professor, Rutgers Department of Sociology
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Professor Jeanette Covington studies the ways in which criminologists and the media—particularly the film industry—construct Black Americans as violent and dangerous and how these images are used to justify law-and-order crackdowns in black communities. 
Title:  Associate Professor, Rutgers Department of Sociology
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Professor Paul J. Hirschfield researches school security.  He studies intensified policing, surveillance, and punishment within America’s public schools. He is especially qualified to comment on trends in school security and discipline, possible explanations of these trends, racial and geographic disparities, and potential benefits and costs of particular disciplinary and security approaches.
Title:  Associate Professor, Rutgers Department of Sociology
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Professor Paul J. Hirschfield studies the expanded use of criminal sanctions and labels in response to vulnerable youth population. He has examined criminalization in relation to school misconduct and mentally disordered youth, and very recently began to study criminalization in relation to the foster care system. He has studied adverse consequences of criminalization (e.g., high school dropout) both for individuals and for inner-city schools and neighborhoods that experience “hyper-concentrations” of juvenile arrests.
Title:  Associate Professor, Rutgers Department of Sociology
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Professor Paul J. Hirschfield writes about racial disparities in juvenile arrests and their consequences and teaches about race in relation to the wider juvenile and criminal justice systems. Accordingly, he can comment on race-related issues such as racial profiling, the war on drugs, disproportionate minority confinement, and mass incarceration.
Title:  Associate Professor, Rutgers Department of Sociology
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Professor Paul J. Hirschfield investigates the challenges facing youth returning to from correctional settings to community and educational settings in both New Jersey and New York City (NYC). For three years, he has been conducting federally-funded research evaluating two educational reintegration innovations in NYC—a re-enrollment assistance center and specialized alternative school for young ex-offenders. He is particularly qualified to comment on impediments to school reentry and promising policy and programmatic approaches to school reentry and juvenile aftercare more broadly.
Title:  Associate Professor, Rutgers Department of Sociology
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Professor Julie Phillips has written extensively about geographic and temporal trends in U.S. homicide rates. She can also comment on racial and ethnic differences in mortality from lethal violence.
Title: Associate Professor, Rutgers Department of Sociology
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