Gina Robertiello, PhD

I have been teaching full time for over 23 years, been involved in the development of new programs, majors and classes, and have been Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice. I am currently a Full Professor of Criminal Justice at Felician University.  I am the author of more than thirty publications in the areas of policing, domestic violence, restorative justice and crisis intervention. I teach Research Methods as my staple course, as well as Victimology, Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, and FYE.

I have published book chapters, book reviews and journal articles, and have presented papers at local and national conferences.  I am a textbook reviewer, a manuscript reviewer, a member of many advisory boards, and a volunteer for many organizations, especially those that support my Italian heritage.  My first book, Police and Citizen Perceptions of Police Power, was published in 2004 (Edwin Mellen Press).  My second book, The Use and Abuse of Police Power in America with ABC-CLIO/Greenwood/Praeger, was released in May of 2017.  I am currently working on my third book with ABC-CLIO/Greenwood/Praeger.  It is entitled, Sexual Harassment and Misconduct:  An Encyclopedia.  I obtained my B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University, and my M.A. and Ph.D. from the School of Criminal Justice-Rutgers Newark.  My free time is spent with my husband and three children. I live in Morris County and enjoy reading on the beach (Jersey Shore), jogging and Zumba. 

Field(s) of Interest/Expertise

Police Behavior/Community Relations

Victimology

Criminology

Domestic Violence

Courses Taught at Felician University

Victimology

Police in America

Criminal Justice in America I & II

Juvenile Delinquency

Cyber Crime

Criminology

Principles of Sociology

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Dynamics of Urban Society

Criminal Justice Internship

Criminal Investigation

Senior Research I & II

Publications/Research

Robertiello, G (May, 2017). The Use and Abuse of Police Power in America: Historical Milestones and Current Controversies. Ed. by Gina M. Robertiello. CA: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press.
Robertiello, G. (2004). Police and Citizen Perceptions of Police Power. N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press.
Robertiello, G. (2017). “Watchdog Groups”, in Bruce Arriga (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Robertiello, G. (2017). “Texting”, in Bruce Arriga (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Robertiello, G. (2016). “Zero Tolerance Drug Policies” in Sarah E. Boslaugh (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society. (pp 1560-1562). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Robertiello, G. (2016). “Football (American) and Performance Enhancing Drugs” in Sarah E. Boslaugh (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society. (pp. 627-630). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Robertiello, G. (2015). “Post-Prohibition Bootlegging” in Scott C. Martin & J. Golson (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Alcohol: Alcohol, Social, Cultural and Historical Perspectives. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. A review of the history of bootlegging after prohibition.
Robertiello, G. (2015). “Sexual Activity and Alcohol (Aphrodisiac)” in Scott C. Martin & J. Golson (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Alcohol: Alcohol, Social, Cultural and Historical Perspectives. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Robertiello, G. (2014). "Classical Criminology". The Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology (Edited by Miller, M.).
Robertiello, G. (2014). "Sheldon, William H." in The Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology (Edited by Miller, M.).
Robertiello, G. (2014). "Shaw, Clifford" in The Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology (Edited by Miller, M.).
Robertiello, G. (2014). “Size discrimination” in L. Cousins (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity. 12, pp. 1195-1198). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
Robertiello, G. (2012). "Criminalization and Decriminalization" in The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America (Edited by Miller, W.R.). (1), 403-407.
Robertiello, G (2012) "Rudolph Giuliani" in The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America (Edited by Miller, W.R.). (2), 698-699.
Robertiello, G. (2011, Spring). “A Summary of College Students; Perceptions of Reintegrative Shaming”, in New Jersey Association of Criminal Justice Educators Newsletter. N.J:NJACJE, 44(1): 4-5, 13. Edited by William Carr.
Robertiello, G. (2010). “Tuskegee Syphilis Study” in The Forties in America. Pasadena, C.A.: Salem Press (972-973). Edited by Thomas Tandy Lewis.
Robertiello, G. (2010). “College Students’ Perceptions of Reintegrative Shaming for Criminals”, In Psychology of Neuroticism and Shame, Hauppauge: NY: Nova Science Publishers (85-107). Edited by Raymond G. Jackson.
Robertiello, G. (2010). “Enrico Fermi”, In Encyclopedia of Global Resources. Pasadena, C. A.: Salem Press (420-421). Edited by Craig W. Allin.
Robertiello, G. (2010). “Kyoto Protocol”, In Encyclopedia of Global Resources. Pasadena, C. A.: Salem Press (662-663). Edited by Craig W. Allin.
Robertiello, G. (2010). “U.S. Legislation”, In Encyclopedia of Global Warming. Pasadena, C. A.:Salem Press (1050-1054). Edited by Steven I. Dutch.
Robertiello, G. (2010). “Security”, In Encyclopedia of Global Warming. Pasadena, C. A.: Salem Press (925-927). Edited by Steven I. Dutch.
Robertiello, G. (2009, Spring). “Tribute to Albert R. Roberts”, In New Jersey Association of Criminal Justice Educators Newsletter, 42 (1): 10-11.
Robertiello, G. (2009). “Laud Humphreys”. In Great Events from History: Modern Scandals. Pasadena, Ca: Salem Press (pp 407-409). Edited by Carl L. Bankston.
Robertiello, G. (2009). “Bill O’Reilly”. In Great Events from History: Modern Scandals. Pasadena, Ca: Salem Press (pp. 1047-1049). Edited by Carl L. Bankston.
Robertiello, G. (2009). “Chandra Levy”. In Great Events from History: Modern Scandals. Pasadena, Ca: Salem Press (pp. 933-936). Edited by Carl L. Bankston.
Robertiello, G. (2008). “Criminology” in Encyclopedia of Forensic Science (Ed. R, Kent Rasmussen), Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.
Robertiello, G. (2008). “Vigilantism” in Encyclopedia of Social Problems. CA: Sage Publishing Company.
Robertiello, G. (2008, Spring). “Crisis Intervention Teams: Worth More Than a Quick Look in New Jersey Criminal Justice Educator, pp.6-9.
Robertiello, G., & Terry, K. (September-October 2007). “Can We Profile Sex Offenders? A Review of Sex Offender Typologies”. in Aggression and Violent Behavior 12 (5): 508-518.
Robertiello, G., & Paitakes, J. (2006, Fall). “The Criminal Justice Department and The Career Center: An Important Relationship” in New Jersey Criminal Justice Educator, 9-11.
Robertiello, G. (2006). “Domestic Violence and Mental Illness: A Review of Potential Correlates and Suggestions for Assessment and Treatment” (Ed. Albert R. Roberts) in Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention, 6 (2): 111-121.
Robertiello, G. (2006, Spring). “Are Civilian Police Academy Programs Working? An Evaluation Effort In Suburban New Jersey” in New Jersey Criminal Justice Educator, 5-7.
Robertiello, G. (2006, March). “Civilian Police Academies: Worth the effort in New Jersey”. N.J. Cops: The Garden State’s Law Enforcement Journal: 8, 37.
Robertiello, G. (2005). “Stalking”, in Criminal Justice. Ed. Phyllis Gerstenfeld, Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.
Robertiello, G. (2005). “Police Powers”, in Criminal Justice. Ed.Phyllis Gerstenfeld, Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.
Robertiello, G. (2009). “In Their Own Words: Shelter Residents’ Experiences with Police” in Female Victims of Crime: Reality Reconsidered pp.200-218. (Ed. Venessa Garcia, Janice E Clifford, & Roslyn Muraskin). N.J.: Prentice Hall.
Roberts, A.R., Robertiello, G., & Bender, K. (2007). “National Survey of 107 Shelters for Battered Women and Their Children” in (ed. Albert R. Roberts) Battered Women and Their Families, 3rd Edition, N.Y: Springer Pub. Co.
Robertiello, G. (2004). “Measuring Police and Citizen Perceptions of Police P2ower in Newark, N.J.” Evidence Based Practice Manual: Research Outcome Measures in Health and Human Services (Eds. Albert R. Roberts and Kenneth Yeager), Oxford University Press. (Peer Reviewed).
Robertiello, G. (2003). “Victim Perceptions of the Utility of Domestic Violence Arrests and Restraining Orders”, Critical Issues in Crime and Justice (Ed. Albert R. Roberts), Sage Publications. (Peer Reviewed)
Robertiello, G. (2007). A Review of Ending Intimate Abuse in ACJS Today, 32 (2) 11-12.
Robertiello, G. (2007). A Review of Sexual Offenses and Offenders Victims and Offenders, in Journal of Evidence Based Practice and Policy, 2 (3) 303-306.
Robertiello, G. (2002). A Review of the Handbook on Domestic Violence Intervention Strategies, in ACJS Today, 22 (3) 15-17.
Robertiello, G. (2002). Critical Issues in Police Training: A Review. Division on Women and Crime Newsletter. Fall 2002, Issue #10.
Office Location:
Kirby Hall 419
Contact Phone:
(201) 559-6000 x6234
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Education

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).
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

Positions Held

Professor (2014-present)
Professor and Chair, Department of Criminal Justice (2010-2014)
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, Felician College (2009-2010)
Associate Professor, Department of History and Social Science and Coordinator of Criminal Justice Major, Felician College (2005-2009)
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)