Elizabeth Panuccio

Elizabeth Panuccio

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice; Deputy Chair,
Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice

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  • Advanced Criminological Theory
  • Corrections
  • Rehabilitation & Reentry Strategies
  • Working with Children & Families


  • Developmental/life-course criminology
  • Emerging adulthood Families in the criminal justice system
  • Mass incarceration and collateral consequences
  • Prisoner reentry
  • Qualitative methods


  • BA, Drew University
  • MA, Fordham University
  • MA, PhD, Rutgers University-Newark

Academic Profile

Dr. Panuccio is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and currently serves as the Deputy Chair of the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice. Dr. Panuccio earned a doctorate in criminal justice from Rutgers University-Newark. Prior to that, she earned an MA in criminal justice from Rutgers-Newark, an MA in sociology from Fordham University, and a BA in sociology from Drew University. She has worked as a research associate on criminal justice program evaluations and community research projects in partnership with both non-profits and criminal justice agencies. Her research interests are mass incarceration, prisoner reentry, families in the criminal justice system, emerging adulthood, life-course criminology, and qualitative methods. Her work has been published in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Race and Justice, and the Wrongful Conviction Law Review. She is currently working on a study about the reentry experiences of individuals who were wrongfully convicted.

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