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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

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

Nathaniel Almeida

Nathaniel Almeida

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

Ronald Keating

Ronald Keating

Associate Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Judith Kelley

Judith Kelley

Associate Lecturer, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Teresa Mayors

Teresa Mayors

Senior Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Philip McCue

Philip McCue

Senior Lecturer, Sociology and Criminal Justice

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

Michael Sullivan

Michael Sullivan

Associate Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Highlights in Criminal Justice and Sociology

Top 21 Stories of 2021 Collage

Year in Review: Our Top 21 News Stories in 2021

The Curry College community rallied together in 2021 to accomplish great things and make this year memorable despite the continuing pandemic. As we look forward to 2022, here are the top 21 stories from another unforgettable year.
Aviva Hollander '23 presents to the NorthEast Regional Computing Program

PAL Student Tutors Present on Learning How to Learn Through Technology

“Metacognition is learning about your learning and what type of learner you are,” said Matt Mariani, a senior software development major, during a webinar where he presented with fellow student Aviva Hollander, a senior sociology major, and Dr. Laura Vanderberg, director and professor in Curry’s Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL). The three gave an invited presentation to the NorthEast Regional Computing Program, a non-profit consortium serving higher education library and IT professionals.
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FBI Agents Discuss Career Paths with CJ Students

The Criminal Justice Student Organization (CJSO) and the Criminal Justice Honor Society (Lambda Alpha) welcomed two Special Agents from the FBI in early December. Special Agent Mike Worrick is a Curry alum, having graduated in 2011, and Special Agent Karen Leck is the recruiter in the Boston FBI office.
Award-winning True Crime Podcast Subject Attorney Ray Charles Carter Shares Experience with Curry Students

Award-winning True Crime Podcast Subject Attorney Ray Charles Carter Shares Experience with Curry Students

Students in Professor Jennifer Balboni’s Criminal Procedure and Professor Stephanie Capadonna’s Justice and Human Rights classes heard (virtually) from Attorney Ray Charles Carter, the lead defense attorney in four of the six trials of Curtis Flowers, who was charged with a quadruple murder in Winona, Mississippi. The case was the subject of an award-winning podcast, In the Dark.
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Produce, Present & Publish: 2021 Curry Faculty Honors

Our faculty are not only dedicated educators and caring mentors to students, they also are among the leading scholars, scientists, artists, and trailblazers in their disciplines. Curry faculty are regularly published in notable academic publications, quoted as experts in the media, and applauded among peers at prestigious industry conferences.
Dr. Rebecca Kendall and Dr. Adam Stearn of Curry College’s Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology

Criminal Justice Faculty Partner with Brockton PD on Victim Assistance and Language Access

Police departments in culturally diverse communities need the ability to communicate effectively with crime victims. Two Curry professors, Dr. Rebecca Kendall and Dr. Adam Stearn from the Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology, are helping one local city figure out how to do just that.
L to R: Cassidee McDonnell '22, President; Felicity Monfils '22, Vice President, Megan Callahan '22, Secretary, and Katie Weitbrecht '22, Executive Board Member at Large

Criminal Justice Honors Students' Donation Drive Aids Sojourner House

At the season of Thanksgiving, the Curry College Criminal Justice Honors Society, Lambda Alpha (a chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma), organized a drive to collect household and personal items for the Sojourner House in Providence, Rhode Island.
Milton, MA

Milton Ranked Safest College Town in America

For the second straight year, Milton, Massachusetts, home of Curry College's Milton Campus, has been ranked 'Safest College Town in America.' The latest 2021 rankings were published by SafeWise in their annual national report on public safety, "Safest Cities in America.” Milton topped the list of over 400 college towns due to lows in violent crime rate and a property crime rate, according to FBI statistics.
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.

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