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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, Sociology/ Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Jennifer Balboni

Jennifer Balboni

Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Stephanie Cappadona

Stephanie Cappadona

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice

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, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Amanda Kennedy

Amanda Kennedy

Associate Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Karen Lischinsky

Karen Lischinsky

Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Sandra O'Neil

Sandra O'Neil

Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Rebecca Paynich

Rebecca Paynich

Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Linda Romano

Linda Romano

Instructor, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Adam Stearn

Adam Stearn

Associate Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Scott Allen

Scott Allen

Associate Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Requina Barnes

Requina Barnes

Associate Lecturer, Sociology/Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Willie Bradley

Willie Bradley

Associate Lecturer, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Dawn Couture

Dawn Couture

Associate Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Amanda Crabb

Amanda Crabb

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Binnur Ercem

Binnur Ercem

Associate Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Edward Jacoubs

Edward Jacoubs

Senior Lecturer, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Judith Kelley

Judith Kelley

Associate Lecturer, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Philip McCue

Philip McCue

Senior Lecturer, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Christine Moberg

Christine Moberg

Administrative Assistant

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Jamil Paden

Jamil Paden

Associate Lecturer, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Daniel Paynich

Daniel Paynich

Senior Lecturer, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Michael Sampson

Michael Sampson

Senior Lecturer, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Stephen Simms

Stephen Simms

Associate Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Highlights in Criminal Justice and Sociology

Female Curry College alumni are breaking glass ceilings and setting the bar high for women in the criminal justice field

Making History: Female Criminal Justice Alums Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Over the past year, four standout female law enforcement officials have made history within their communities. From the first full-time female police officer to the highest-ranking female in the department, these Curry College alumni are breaking glass ceilings and setting the bar high for women in the criminal justice field.
Jack Valor '22 is spent his summer in sunny Florida as an intern at Univision Miami

Photo Story: Curry Students Gain Valuable Career Experience Through Summer Internships

Curry students were career-focused in the summer of 2021, completing internships in science, healthcare, business and global finance, sports, media, criminal justice and more.
Melissa Greener, MACJ ’07 was sworn in as the first female commander in the department’s history by Chief Anthony Marag ’92

Melissa Greener, MACJ ’07 Sworn In as Randolph’s First Female Commander in Department History

On July 19, MACJ alumna Melissa Greener ’07 made history in the Randolph Police Department. Greener was sworn in as the first female commander in the department’s history by Chief Anthony Marag ’92.
Curry College and Quincy College Partner to Offer Bachelor’s Degree  Program in Criminal Justice at Quincy College

Curry College and Quincy College Partner to Offer Bachelor’s Degree Program in Criminal Justice at Quincy College

Beginning this fall, Quincy College students and alumni who have completed their associate degree in criminal justice will now have the opportunity to continue to study on the Quincy campus to earn their Bachelor of Arts degree through a new partnership with Curry College.
Class of 2021 Conclude Extraordinary College Experience in Commencement Celebration

Class of 2021 Conclude Extraordinary College Experience in Commencement Celebration

On a summer-like day, Curry College honored 687 graduates from the Class of 2021 in its 141st Commencement celebration. The ceremony, to which graduates were allowed to invite two guests, was live streamed today from the Walter M. Katz field to approximately 2,300 family members, friends, alumni, faculty and staff among other Curry community members.
Curry College Celebrates the Class of 2020 in Historic In-Person Commencement

Curry College Celebrates the Class of 2020 in Historic In-Person Commencement

Curry College honored 689 graduates from the Class of 2020 in its 140th Commencement celebration on Saturday, May 22, 2021. The ceremony, to which graduates were allowed to invite two guests, was live-streamed from the Walter M. Katz field to approximately 800 family members, friends, alumni, faculty and staff among other Curry community members. The in-person ceremony was especially cherished after a year-plus of adversity and uncertainty stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, including an unprecedented remote final semester at the College last spring.
Faculty Members Honored with 2020-2021 Excellence in Teaching Awards

Faculty Members Honored with 2020-2021 Excellence in Teaching Awards

The Excellence in Teaching Committee has recognized 13 Curry College faculty members for their accomplishments in a variety of areas during the 2020-2021 academic year, including research, community engagement, partnerships, arts and humanities, collaboration and scholarship in the field.
52nd Annual Awards Day Celebrates the Best of Curry College

52nd Annual Awards Day Celebrates the Best of Curry College

This month, the College honored the best and brightest during its 52nd Annual Curry College Awards Recognition Ceremony, which was held as a week-long social media campaign to honor the amazing accomplishments of the 2020-21 academic year. Beyond excelling in a year like no other, the award-winners were honored for their notable achievements in academics, athletics, arts, service, and social justice.
MACJ Students Survey Pawtucket Citizens to Help Improve Police-Community Relations

MACJ Students Survey Pawtucket Citizens to Help Improve Police-Community Relations

For graduate students at Curry College, the Capstone project is a signature culminating academic event which challenges each program cohort to carry out a community-based project applying their new advanced knowledge and skill. This spring, students in the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice 2021 cohort partnered with the Pawtucket Police Department to conduct a community survey on public safety issues that matter most to local residents.

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