University Profiles

John Paitakes

John M. Paitakes, Ph.D.

Senior Faculty Associate

Criminal Justice Department


Dr. Paitakes' areas of expertise are in probation, parole, corrections, and juvenile delinquency.

My teaching goal and pedagogy is to educate students incorporating both the theoretical and practical aspects of Criminal Justice. I am also a strong advocate of experimental educational learning through internships. My areas of expertise are in probation, parole, corrections, and juvenile delinquency.

It is important to be current in the Criminal Justice discipline. There are changes and new policies and procedures being incorporated on a regular basis. One of the means of keeping students informed on their matters is by inviting active practitioners from the discipline as guest lecturers. I incorporate this methodology in all of my classes.


  • Ph.D., Union Institute, 1986
  • M.A., Rider University, 1973
  • B.S., Bryant University, 1965

Academic Distinctions

  • Jack A. Mark Award for contributions to the Criminal Justice Discipline and Education in New Jersey awarded by the New Jersey Association of Criminal Justice Educators; May, 2004.
  • Experiential Education Award for "Outstanding Faculty in Their Role in Support of Student's Experiential Educational Pursuits"; April 2006.

Representative Publications:
  • Keynote Speaker - Somerset Regional Police Academy Graduation for Corrections Officers; Somerville, NJ. April 2006.
  • Newspaper Interview - Interviewed for New Jersey Star Ledger, "Education Section", Re: Criminal Justice major, January 2008.
  • Television Interview - Channel 5 Fox News Interview. Re: "Guidelines For Police Pursuits" - December 2008.
  • Panel Presenter - "Lock Up II"; Martin Luther King Scholarship Committee; March, 2009.



Office Phone
(973) 275-5886


Office Location
Room 210
Arts & Sciences Hall


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