In Memory


Friends and colleagues will come together to celebrate the life and work of Chester L. Britt, III at Northeastern University on Tuesday November 1, 2016, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, 310 Renaissance Park. Chet passed away August 30, 2016 at Israel Family Hospice in Ames, Iowa following a severe anaphylactic reaction to a wasp sting.

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Nicky Rafter PhotoNicky Rafter, a long-time professor of Criminal Justice and senior research fellow at Northeastern University and an internationally-revered scholar in the fields of social history and criminology, passed away, suddenly and unexpectedly, on February 29, 2016 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston.

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This has been a difficult year so far for the SCCJ community as we’ve lost four distinguished former faculty members. In addition to this post recognizing Professors Britt and Rafter’s legacy, we will be honoring the memories of Professor Wally Sherwood and Professor Harvey Burstein with tributes in the near future.

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Dissertation Defense: Rebecca Cudmore

“The role of Cultural Variables in the Victimization-Delinquency Overlap among Latino Youth: A General Strain Theory Perspective”


The George Lewis Ruffin Society Convocation

Race and Criminal Justice in Massachusetts and America