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Two Rutgers–Newark Schools Launch Website Devoted to Reviews of Noteworthy Books on Criminal Law & Criminal Justice

September 22, 2011 – 

Rutgers School of Law–Newark and Rutgers School of Criminal Justice have launched Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books, a website at http://clcjbooks.rutgers.edu that provides concise reviews written by top scholars of significant new books in criminal law, criminal procedure, and criminal justice.

The co-editors of the website are Emeritus Professor James Finckenauer from the School of Criminal Justice and Professor Stuart P. Green from the School of Law. Dr. Finckenauer is an expert on organized crime, comparative/international crime and justice, and criminal justice policy, planning and evaluation. Professor Green is co-editor of the recently published Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law (with R.A. Duff) and author of the forthcoming Thirteen Ways to Steal a Bicycle: Theft Law in the Information Age (Harvard University Press).

“Each month sees the publication of a good number of important and thought-provoking books, both scholarly and of more general interest, on topics in criminal law and criminal justice,” said Professor Green. “We believe that by offering high-quality reviews of select new publications, CLCJ Books will become an indispensable resource for scholars, students, and others interested in the field.”

In addition to reviews of 1,500 to 2,000 words, the website will feature shorter reviews written by students and practitioners.

Rutgers School of Law–Newark is home to one of the leading criminal law and criminal procedure faculties in the country. Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, which offers both undergraduate and graduate education, is nationally recognized for its strengths in criminal justice policy and criminological theory. The law and criminal justice schools are among the seven schools that comprise the Newark campus of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.