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-Ph. D. in Criminal Justice, April, 2000, Rutgers Graduate School of Criminal Justice, Newark, N.J. (Doctoral dissertation entitled Police and Citizen Perceptions of Police Power).
The goal of this research was to develop a definitive picture of how police and citizens viewed the typical street encounter and determine how contextual variables such as
demographic and situational characteristics were expected to influence the handling and outcomes of encounters. This was done via the collection of data about likely police
behavior during street encounters in order to determine whether police and the public were similar in their beliefs (i.e., whether there were statistically significant difference
between the groups). In conclusion, some factors influenced perceptions of the level of intrusiveness that would be used. In addition, more between-group than within-group differences, were discovered.
-M.A. Degree in Criminal Justice, January, 1993, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
-B.S. Degree in Administration of Justice, May, 1991, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Certification: Criminology Minor: Sociology
Associate Professor, Department of History and Social Science (Coordinator of Criminal Justice Major, Felician College (2005-)
Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Seton Hall University (2000-2005)
Instructor, Department of Criminal Justice, Seton Hall University (1996-2000)
Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Monmouth University (1994-1996)
Adjunct, Montclair State University, Caldwell College, Rutgers University (1993-1996)
Research Methodology* Violent Crime
Victimology Police In Modern America
Community Experience Cooperative Education
Special Issues: Domestic Violence Criminological Theory
Criminal Justice in Modern America Juvenile Justice/Delinquency
Criminology Social Problems
Sentencing Practices Crisis Intervention
Case Law Processing Community Corrections/Supervision
Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Corrections
Introduction to Criminal Justice I and II Dynamics of Urban Society
*Teaching Initiatives include the incorporation of Information Technology into all sections of Research Methodology. Microcase ExplorIt Software is utilized. Special attention
is given to: word processing applications including the use of the computer to create graphics and material for presentations, literature searching by using computer technology,
remote access to library holdings, use of the CD-ROM systems in the library for periodical literature searches; introduction to the use of listservs as a means of following
scholarly exchanges on-line, and the use of the Internet for research.
Student in EDU101A: Teaching Online Course. The following course requirements are being met to receive certification: participation in Unit Discussions and completion of course tool activities, completion of the eCertification exam, and completion of a two-unit Demonstration course. Received grade of “A” in course, and am preparing an Online Criminology course for administration in the summer of 2008 with the Adult Education group.
Robertiello, G. (2008). “Vigilantism” in Encyclopedia of Social Problems. CA: Sage Publishing Company.
Entry in encyclopedic index on the history of vigilantism, and its effects. Due to the fact that legislation requires sex offenders to be identified, this crime of taking matters into one’s own hands and out of the hands of the criminal justice system, can have dire consequences.
Robertiello, G. (2008, Spring). “Crisis Intervention Teams: Worth More Than a Quick Look in New Jersey
Criminal Justice Educator, pp.6-9. This article was based on research examining the use of Crisis Intervention Teams to deal with the special needs of mentally ill offenders. Since officers need to respond in a split-second to encounters with citizens, they might not have the full story. Specialized training for officers can assist them with determining which alleged offenders might have special needs.