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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

Amanda Crabb

Amanda Crabb

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

Darin Devine

Darin Devine

Associate Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Binnur Ercem

Binnur Ercem

Associate Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Kiri Gurd

Kiri Gurd

Associate Lecturer

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Phone

Email
kiri.gurd@curry.edu

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

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

Gladys Flores '22 Poses with Intern of the Year Award

Internship Spotlight: Gladys Flores ’22 Excels During Experience with U.S. Department of Labor

Criminal Justice major Gladys Flores ’22 received the ultimate professional legal experience this past spring, interning as a paralegal with the U.S. Department of Labor.
The Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics awarded Person of the Year for 2021-2022

53rd Annual Awards Recognition Ceremony Celebrates the Best of Curry College

Curry College honored the best and brightest during its 53rd Annual Awards Recognition Celebration. Over 60 awards were bestowed upon deserving recipients, highlighting the amazing feats achieved in academics, student life, the arts, and athletics.
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MACJ Capstone Projects Focus on Mental Health and Wellness for First Responders

Two cohorts of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (MACJ) program presented their capstone projects in a poster session focused on the theme of “Supporting First Responder Health and Wellness” on Tuesday, May 10. The Capstone project is a signature culminating academic event that challenges students to carry out community-based projects applying their new advanced knowledge and skill. 
Felicity Monfils '22 posing in the quad

Felicity Monfils ’21 Wins National Award for Work with Victims of Abuse

Criminal justice major Felicity Monfils ‘21 won the Alpha Phi Sigma Student Member Achievement Award, a national award from the criminal justice honors society. Nominated students must make an extraordinary contribution to their local chapter of the honors society, demonstrate leadership of a chapter or campus project, and have an overall record of achievement.
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Criminal Justice Alumni Discuss Their College to Job Transitions

Seven recent criminal justice graduates talked about their experiences transitioning from college students to working professionals at a virtual alumni panel hosted by the Criminal Justice Honors Society.
Krystal Kizito ‘22 headshot

Law Enforcement Internship Exposes Krystal Kizito '22 to Innovative and Growing Field

Criminal Justice major Krystal Kizito ‘22 is getting real-world experience in an emerging field of law enforcement focused on collaborative community-based solutions. She is the first intern for the organization Operation 2 Save Lives (O2SL) & QRT National, which was co-founded by Scott Allen, an Associate Lecturer at Curry and former Chief of Police for the town of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
Students sitting at a table for bystander course

Criminal Justice Professors Pilot “Active Bystander” Course

Several Criminal Justice students spent two Saturdays before the March break taking a short course titled: Law Enforcement Bystander Preparation, Ethics, and Wellness. Inspired by Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) a training program at Georgetown Law, this course focused on empowering students to be prepared to intervene before situations escalate—to protect both the public and their fellow officers.
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Curry Community Gathers Together to Discuss Diversity, Inclusion, and Caring

Over 1,600 students, faculty, and staff gathered virtually as a community on February 25 for honest, reflective, and productive speeches and conversations at an event titled, “Showing Up for Each Other: Becoming Authentic; Allies, Advocates, and Accountability Partners.”
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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.

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