Faculty Research Fellows

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Preeti Chauhan is a faculty member in the department of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She received the Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia and holds a BA and BS from the University of Florida. Dr. Chauhan’s research interests focuses broadly on the intersection of neighborhood and individual level risk factors for antisocial behavior, psychopathology, and victimization, with an emphasis on understanding their contribution to racial disparities.

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Ric Curtis is professor and chair of the anthropology department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He graduated from the University of Maine and earned the Ph.D. at Columbia University. With more than twenty-five years of experience in ethnographic research in New York City neighborhoods, he has conducted projects on communities affected by violence, injecting drug users, HIV risk networks, and sexually transmitted infections. Previously, he held positions at the Vera Institute of Justice and the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI).

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Lila Kazemian is a graduate of Université de Montréal in Canada, and she earned the Ph.D. in criminology at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge in England. She joined the sociology faculty of John Jay College in 2006 after completing a post-doctoral fellowship funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, UK). Her research interests include life-course and criminal career research, desistance from crime, offender reentry, and comparative criminology.

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Michael Maxfield is the principal faculty member coordinating the R&E Center’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. He is a professor of criminal justice at John Jay College and the author or co-author of numerous articles and books, including the textbook, Research Methods for Criminal Justice and Criminology, now in its sixth edition. He also serves as the editor of the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. Dr. Maxfield received his Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University.

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Hung-En Sung is a professor of criminal justice at John Jay College. His work includes studies of the diversion and treatment of chronic offenders with co-occurring disorders and the therapeutic mechanisms of faith-based recovery interventions. Dr. Sung graduated from Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina and he holds a Ph.D. from University at Albany of the State University of New York.

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Sung-suk Violet Yu is a faculty coordinator for the R&E Center’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. She is a faculty member in the department of criminal justice at John Jay College. Before joining John Jay in 2010, Violet worked at the Vera Institute of Justice as a principal investigator on research focused on corrections. Dr. Yu’s research interests include correctional health, the impact of environment on spatial patterns of crime, and crime prevention. A graduate of Simon Fraser University in Canada, she earned the Ph.D. in criminal justice at Rutgers University—Newark.