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Discover Degrees and Programs in Criminal Justice and Sociology

At Curry College, we focus on justice, human rights, diversity, and so much more. With a degree in Criminal Justice or Sociology, our graduates are prepared to tackle issues facing their community with a perspective like no other.

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Sarah Augusto

Sarah Augusto

Associate Professor

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Jennifer Balboni

Jennifer Balboni

Professor

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Stephanie Cappadona

Stephanie Cappadona

Assistant Professor

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Jeffrey Carson

Jeffrey Carson

Assistant Professor

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Amanda Crabb

Amanda Crabb

Assistant Professor

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Alan Grigsby

Alan Grigsby

Assistant Professor, Sociology/ Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Rebecca Kendall

Rebecca Kendall

Assistant Professor

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Amanda Kennedy

Amanda Kennedy

Associate Professor

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Karen Lischinsky

Karen Lischinsky

Professor

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Sandra O'Neil

Sandra O'Neil

Professor

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Rebecca Paynich

Rebecca Paynich

Professor, Sociology & Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Linda Romano

Linda Romano

Instructor, Sociology & Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Adam Stearn

Adam Stearn

Associate Professor

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Requina Barnes

Requina Barnes

Associate Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Willie Bradley

Willie Bradley

Associate Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Neal Duckworth

Neal Duckworth

Associate Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Edward Jacoubs

Edward Jacoubs

Senior Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Judith Kelley

Judith Kelley

Associate Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Paul LaCava

Paul LaCava

Lecturer, Sociology & Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Philip McCue

Philip McCue

Senior Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Todd Mele

Todd Mele

Associate Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Christine Moberg

Christine Moberg

Administrative Assistant

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Stephanie Orman

Stephanie Orman

Associate Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Jamil Paden

Jamil Paden

Associate Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Daniel Paynich

Daniel Paynich

Senior Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Gregory Phillips

Gregory Phillips

Senior Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Michael Sampson

Michael Sampson

Senior Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Albert Sweeney

Albert Sweeney

Senior Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Highlights in Criminal Justice and Sociology

Tristan Paredes ’21 Gains Head Start in Criminal Justice Career with New 5th Year Program

Tristan Paredes ’21 Gains Head Start in Criminal Justice Career with New 5th Year Program

The senior is gaining a head start on his career in blue by earning both his undergraduate degree and a graduate degree in five years, saving on both tuition and time.
Dr. Alan Grigsby Recognized for New Research on Race Relations

Dr. Alan Grigsby Recognized for New Research on Race Relations

As one of the first scholars to lead research examining the social interactions and community life of racially integrated suburban neighborhoods, Dr. Alan Grigsby, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, was recently nominated for the National Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award competition, in the Social Sciences category.
Brenda Perez ’04 Makes History as Brockton’s First Female Police Lieutenant

Brenda Perez ’04 Makes History as Brockton’s First Female Police Lieutenant

Earlier this summer, MACJ alumna Brenda Perez ’04 made history in the Brockton Police Department. She was officially sworn in as the first female police lieutenant by Mayor Robert Sullivan and Police Chief Manny Gomes in a ceremony on July 7.
Transformative Healthcare and Curry College Partner to Create  New Student Training Program in Emergency Medicine

Transformative Healthcare and Curry College Partner to Create New Student Training Program in Emergency Medicine

As part of its commitment to creating relevant, experiential learning opportunities for students, Curry College today announced a partnership with Transformative Healthcare to launch a unique emergency medical technician training program.
Virtual Awards Celebration Recognizes the Best of Curry College

Virtual Awards Celebration Recognizes the Best of Curry College

This year, the 51st Annual Curry College Awards Recognition Ceremony was held as a two-week social media campaign to honor the amazing accomplishments of the 2019-20 academic year. The annual awards recognized students for contributions to the College, including notable achievements in academics, athletics, arts, service, and social justice. In the multimedia series #CurryCollege2020awards, award winners were described as a “pinnacle of academic excellence,” and praised for “always going beyond the assignment.”
Criminal Justice Student Catherine Fitzgerald '23 Awarded for Teaching Sign Language to Police

Criminal Justice Student Catherine Fitzgerald '23 Awarded for Teaching Sign Language to Police

Curry College criminal justice major Catherine Fitzgerald (Class of 2023) was recently recognized at the 21st Annual Oticon Focus on People Awards for her work in the community.
A football sits in the foreground as Students, Faculty Explore the Intersection of Science, Law, and Media with Deflategate Documentary Filmmakers

Students, Faculty Explore the Intersection of Science, Law, and Media with Deflategate Documentary Filmmakers

Yes, Four Games in Fall, which screened Wednesday at Keith Auditorium, tells the story of the Deflategate scandal. But it’s about so much more.
(Pictured left to right: Ismae Bailey (Class of 2021) with John McDermott, Veterans Advocate and Irish Tenor;  Tom Lyons, Veterans Advocate and MC; and Bettie Kilcoyne, Curry College Student Affairs)

Ismae Bailey '21 Awarded Prestigious Marine Corps Scholarship for 3rd Straight Year

On November 11, Ismae Bailey (Class of 2021) was awarded the Marine Corps Scholarship at the second annual Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation dinner, held at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.
Attorney Ray Charles Carter

Attorney Linked with Nationally Acclaimed True Crime Podcast Speaks to CJ Class

Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology Dr. Jennifer Balboni recently welcomed Attorney Ray Charles Carter to speak to her Criminal Procedure class. Carter joined the class remotely from his office in Mississippi and addressed the case of Curtis Flowers, which has become the subject of the acclaimed podcast In the Dark (Season 2) by American Public Media.

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