School of Criminal Justice

School of Criminal Justice

Located just blocks from New York's Capitol and state agencies that address problems of crime and justice, the School of Criminal Justice has tapped the benefits of its strategic location in developing the nation's No.2-ranked program of education and research in the criminal justice field.

Major Highlights

"Legacies of Crime: Mechanisms Underlying Intergenerational Transmission," was the topic of the 7th Annual Hindelang Lecture, delivered by Peggy C. Giordano, distinguished research professor at Bowling Green State University and fellow of the American Society of Criminology (ASC).

The School initiated a partnership with Hebrew University for faculty and student exchange.

Two undergraduate teams earned invitations to the American Collegiate Moot Court Association's national tournament.

The School joined New York State Police alumni of the School's master's degree program for the 2nd annual Alumni Conference and Reception. Distinguished Professor David Bayley delivered the keynote address, "The Changing Role and Soul of Police."

The Service Outcomes Action Research team co-sponsored a conference on "Involving Practitioners in Gathering Evidence about Their Own Practices."

25 Ph.D. students presented research during 2007 Annual Meeting of the ASC.

The Capital Punishment Research Initiative and New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty co-sponsored a presentation by author Norma Herrera.

The mentoring program with the local Girls Inc. continues to thrive.

Awards and Recognition

Professor Bayley won the American Society of Criminology Division of International Criminology Distinguished Book Award for Changing the Guard: Developing Democratic Police Abroad.

David Duffee received the Lasallian Service Award from La Salle School.

Frankie Bailey was honored as 2007 Author of the Year by The Friends of Albany Public Library.

Doctoral student Giza Rodick was one of 35 students worldwide admitted to the Law & Society Graduate Student Workshop.

Cassandra Rohme, BA'07, took first place in the ASC Undergraduate Student Paper competition for "The Effects of Globalization on Sex Trafficking in the United States and Russia."

Nate Meehan, doctoral student, won Honorable Mention in the ASC Graduate Student Paper competition for "Human Rights Imprisoned: Institutional Human Rights Non-Compliance in Council of Europe Member States."

Doctoral students Jeanna Mastrocinque, Gina Penly-Hall and Giza Rodick received 2008 Initiatives for Women awards.


Professors Marv Krohn, Alan Lizotte, and Shawn Bushway, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, $399,821, "Examining Protective Factors for Youth Violence within a Developmental Framework."

Professor Robert Apel, National Institute of Justice, $137,061, "The Effect of Criminal Justice Involvement in the Transition to Adulthood."

Major Gifts

A collection of books from late President Kermit Hall's library was donated to the School.

Faculty Appointments

Megan Kurlychek joined the School. Her research interests include juvenile justice and delinquency.