Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Getting Connected


The Criminal Justice Department at NJCU is a diverse learning community of educators and students. Dedicated to a multidisciplinary education benefiting from Northern New Jersey’s urban environment, our program merges theory and practice, in service to society, and examining the dynamic nature of criminal justice.

The Department sponsors a Chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association's Lambda Alpha Epsilon for students and has a very active Criminal/Social Justice Club. 

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice combines studies in the fields of criminal justice, law enforcements, courts, probation, corrections, parole and juvenile justice. The program is designed for individuals who are currently involved in the criminal and juvenile justice fields and students who seek careers in these areas. The Master of Science in Criminal Justice provides an indept exploration of the field combining theory and practice.


Name/Email title phone location
Dr. David Chiabi Chairperson and Professor 2416 P221
Dr. Jay Berman Professor 2418 P 224
Dr. William Calathes Graduate Coordinator
and Professor 
2419 P 223
Dr. Venessa Garcia Assistant Professor 3235 P 216
Dr. Aaron Ho Assistant Professor 2461 P 227
Dr. Esther Nir Assistant Professor 3018 P 226
Dr. Antony Leberatto Assistant Professor 2417 P 227
Mohamed Kaifa Administrative Assistant 2378 P 228



Location: Professional Studies Building, Suite 220
Phone: (201) 200-2416
Fax: (201) 200-3482
Contact name: Dr. David Chiabi, Chairperson


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