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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

Jeffrey Carson

Jeffrey Carson

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

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

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

Neal Duckworth

Neal Duckworth

Associate Lecturer, Sociology and Criminal Justice

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

Paul LaCava

Paul LaCava

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

Todd Mele

Todd Mele

Associate Lecturer, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Christine Moberg

Christine Moberg

Administrative Assistant

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Stephanie Orman

Stephanie Orman

Associate 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

Albert Sweeney

Albert Sweeney

Senior Lecturer, Sociology and Criminal Justice

Department
Criminal Justice and Sociology

Highlights in Criminal Justice and Sociology

New White-Collar Crime Minor Prepares Criminal Justice, Business Majors for Booming Job Sector

New White-Collar Crime Minor Prepares Criminal Justice, Business Majors for Booming Job Sector

This week, Curry College’s Business and Criminal Justice programs partnered to add a new five-course minor in White-Collar Crime offering business, accounting, and criminal justice students a direct career path to one of the fastest-growing job sectors today.
Guest Speakers Zoom in to Offer Expertise, Experiences to Students

Guest Speakers Zoom in to Offer Expertise, Experiences to Students

The now widespread practice of video conferencing has allowed faculty to invite guest lecturers from all over as special virtual speakers this fall. This month, students in Criminal Procedure heard from Fernando Bermudez, a man wrongfully convicted of murder in 1992 and subsequently exonerated.
Class of 2019 Achieves 95 Percent Career Outcome Rate

Class of 2019 Achieves 95 Percent Career Outcome Rate

Most of the young alumni are working in New England with jobs in Boston’s largest hospitals, school districts, police precincts, news stations, and corporate brands.
Jenna McCarriston ’22 Spearheads New Local Literacy Program

Jenna McCarriston ’22 Spearheads New Local Literacy Program

When the coronavirus pandemic kept police officers from their day-to-day community outreach, some turned to social media as a platform to read and share books with children in their district. This neighborly outreach has seen wide adoption among police departments across the country, including in Lynn, Mass, where Jenna McCarriston ’22 has spearheaded the new “Lynn Badges and Books” literacy program.
Catherine Fitzgerald ’23 Among Select List of BostInno’s Brilliant Young Minds

Catherine Fitzgerald ’23 Among Select List of BostInno’s Brilliant Young Minds

Leading online news platform BostInno recently released its annual 25 Under 25 Awards List, which honors some of the brightest young minds of 2020 in Massachusetts. Among the list of exceptional Boston teen and college-age technologists and entrepreneurs from prestigious institutions including Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, and Tufts, is Curry College sophomore Catherine Fitzgerald.
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.

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