Criminal Justice News

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New NIJ Director Sworn In

Nancy Rodriguez has been sworn in as the new director of the National Institute of Justice. Dr. Rodriguez's research expertise covers a wide range of criminal justice issues from the collateral consequences of imprisonment; the intersection of race, ethnicity, crime and justice; to evaluations of drug courts and restorative justice programs. Her most recent work includes a longitudinal study of families affected by maternal and paternal incarceration. From 1998 to 2012, Dr. Rodriguez was a professor in Arizona State University's (ASU) highly respected School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. She was named Associate Dean for Student Engagement in ASU's College of Public Programs in 2012. To learn more about Dr. Rodriguez, go to

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