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Hartjen teaches courses on various topics in criminal justice at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Dr. Clayton Hartjen teaches courses in corrections and child victimization at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University in Newark.

Hartjen's expertise is in international and comparative criminology, with special emphasis on juvenile delinquency and justice as well as corrections, social control, and human rights. This includes comparative analysis of delinquency laws and corrections/judicial systems, cross-national patterns of delinquent behavior, and youth victimization. He has published a book on youth crime and justice in countries around the world and is completing a manuscript on the various ways young people in the world’s societies are victimized and what steps might be taken to prevent such abuse.

Hartjen received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology from San Francisco State University and his doctoral degree from New York University.

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