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Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University - Newark

Dr. Paul Boxer is a Professor in the Psychology department for Rutgers University-Newark, as well as Director of the Rutgers University-Newark Center on Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice (RUN-CYVJJ).

Dr. 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 is a Professor of Psychology at Rutgers-Newark, a Senior Fellow in the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, and an adjunct Research Scientist in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Boxer’s research has been funded by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Mental Health, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime.


  • –present
    Professor, Rutgers University Newark