Law, Criminal Justice & Public Affairs
Centers and Institutes
Center for Justice and Mental Health Research examines individuals within correctional populations who are in need of medical, psychiatric and substance-abuse treatment with the goal of identifying critical needs and points of intervention, and to test treatment effectiveness of service.
Center for Applied Appreciative Inquiry works to apply the principles and practices of Appreciative Inquiry (AI) in fostering collaborative and creative discourse in addressing public policy issues that confront society and in assisting governmental and nonprofit organizations in delivering higher quality services in ways that are new, different, and better.
Rutgers Center for Conservation Criminology at the School of Criminal Justice, is pioneering a new approach to preventing wildlife crimes – Environmental Criminology – that charts the whole process from initial capture or killing of the animals through export and sale in destination countries.
Center on Public Security studies the causes of terrorism, ways to fight it, and how to cope with its consequences. The center also initiates ongoing training and outreach programs in collaboration with academic, professional, corporate and government agencies.
Center for Technology Leadership provides a special focus on the growing need for higher levels of technology leadership development from public managers at every level of government, both domestic and international.
Clinics – visit the School of Law—Newark website for a complete list of the law school’s clinics.
Crime Prevention Service for Business works with small businesses in Newark and the rest of northern New Jersey to find workable crime prevention measures that are simple, practical and inexpensive.
Division of Global Affairs studies the causes and consequences of the globalization of worldwide communications, economic activity and culture, through graduate studies, research, and broader outreach such as seminars and workshops.
E-Governance Institute explores how the internet and other information and communication technologies have and will continue to impact productivity and performance on the public sector and how e-governance fosters new and deeper citizen involvement within the governing process.
Institute of Business District Management provides timely and current research on the purpose, process, and performance of special municipal districts with a concentration on business improvement districts, and public-private partnership administration.
Institute on Education Law and Policy is New Jersey's premier center for interdisciplinary research and innovative thinking on education policy.
Institute on Transparency and Governance in the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) focuses on programming, research, and projects related to public sector transparency and governance.
National Center for Public Performance is a research and public service organization devoted to improving productivity in the public sector.
NJ-STEP The New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons Consortium (NJ-STEP) is an association of higher education institutions in New Jersey that works in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Corrections and State Parole Board, to (a) provide higher education courses for all students under the custody of the State of New Jersey while they are incarcerated, and (b) assist in the transition to college life upon their release into the community.
Police Institute integrates research, teaching, and criminal justice practice through educational and outreach activities within the university, within New Jersey, and within society.
Public Performance Measurement and Reporting Network a web-based community that connects citizens, government officials, public and nonprofit managers, and academics who are dedicated to measuring, reporting, and improving public sector and nonprofit performance.
Rutgers Institute on Anti-Corruption Studies Conducts research on private and public corruption and devise ways to reduce it.