Stanford Criminal Justice Center (SCJC)


Founded in 2005, the Stanford Criminal Justice Center (SCJC) serves as a research and policy institute on issues related to the criminal justice system. Our efforts are geared both towards generating policy research for the public sector, as well as providing pedagogical opportunities to Stanford Law School students with academic or careers in interests in criminal law and crime policy.

The Stanford Criminal Justice Center is led by Faculty Co-Directors Professors Joan Petersilia, David Sklansky, and Robert Weisberg, and Executive Director Debbie Mukamal.

Student Engagement

The Stanford Criminal Justice Center works with student organizations with allied interests, including the Criminal Law Society, Black Law Students Association, Stanford American Constitutional Society, and the Stanford Journal of Criminal Law and Policy. Collaboration with these groups includes co-sponsorship of events, assistance in identifying and forging relationships with invited speakers, and moderating panels. In addition, the Stanford Criminal Justice Center sponsors the following programs to offer students with interests in criminal law and policy an opportunity to experience the system from a varied perspective.

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Contact Us

For further information, please contact:

Debbie Mukamal
Executive Director
Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way, Room 383
Stanford, CA 94305
650 724.5786

Rachel Ungar
Centers Administrative Coordinator
Crown Quadrangle
559 Nathan Abbott Way, Room 182
Stanford, CA 94305
650 723.0981

We work closely with other entities at the law school involved with criminal justice.  For more information, please view the Criminal Law page here:

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