Welcome to the Sociology Department

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
Contact Info
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Upcoming Events

 12 Jul 2018;
 10:00AM - 03:30PM
 Redesigned website goes live!
 03 Aug 2018;
 Two new faculty position openings

Undergraduate Program

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March for Our Lives rally, Newark, NJ, March 24, 2018

Graduate Program


New RU Sociology Ph.D.s and their Advisors, May 2018

Diversity and Inclusion

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Outdoor Mural, Hale St., New Brunswick, NJ