Dr. Janice O. Joseph
Dr. Janice O. Joseph is a Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Stockton University. Dr. Joseph has a long history of advocacy for women, cultural diversity, and criminal justice. See excerpt below from April 2014 Stockton press release:
The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), a national organization, has co-named one of its awards in honor of Dr. Janice Joseph, Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. The Dorothy Bracey/Janice Joseph Minority and Women New Scholar Award will recognize outstanding academic contributions by new minority and female scholars. Dr. Joseph, a resident of Gloucester Township in Camden County, became the 47th president of the organization in 2010. She is the first person of African ancestry and first foreign-born person to be elected to the position. Over time, she has served ACJS in several capacities. She is presently ACJS United Nations NGO representative and is the current editor of the Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, which is sponsored by the Minorities and Women Section of ACJS.
Dr. Joseph organized an ACJS panel for the United Nations Crime Congress, 2010 in Salvador, Brazil. She was twice elected trustee-at-large and chair of the Minorities and Women Section of ACJS. She also received the Founder’s Award for her outstanding contributions to criminal justice education and to ACJS.
Dr. Joseph has also been involved with several international organizations. She was elected three times as a member of the Executive Board of the International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council (ISPAC) of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme, Milan, Italy and is also the chair of the Working Party on Violence Against Women for that U.N. Institute. She is also a member of the U.N. Liaison Committee of the World Society of Victimology. She is also a member of the World Society of Victimology, the European Society of Criminology, and the Academic Council on the United Nations System.