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Paul Boxer

Professor of Psychology and Director of the Rutgers Center on Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Bowling Green State University B.A., Williams College

Boxer’s scholarly agenda centers on the study of evidence-based practices in the juvenile justice system; the impact of violence and crime in communities on youth development, and the role of youth gangs in the development and persistence of antisocial behavior.

Bio: 

Paul Boxer

Paul Boxer is the Director of the Rutgers Center on Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice and a Professor of Psychology at Rutgers-Newark. Along with his appointment in the Rutgers School of Social Work, he is a research associate in the Rutgers Center for Public Security and an adjunct faculty associate in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Boxer studies the development, prevention, and treatment of violent and nonviolent antisocial behavior, particularly among youths involved in the juvenile justice system. The current focus of Boxer’s scholarly agenda centers on the study of evidence-based practices in the juvenile justice system; the impact of violence and crime in communities on youth development, and the role of youth gangs in the development and persistence of antisocial behavior. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University and a BA from Williams College.

Boxer’s work has been funded by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Mental Health, the US Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime.

Selected Recent Publications: 

Please see vita for the full list of publications. 

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