The Dorothy Bracey/Janice Joseph Minority and Women New Scholar Award is named in part after Dr. Janice Joseph, Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
The award will recognize outstanding academic contributions by new minority and female scholars. The first award will be given at ACJS conference in March 2015 in Orlando, Florida.
“I am humbled and honored by this recognition. This is one of the greatest honors of my career,” Joseph said. “ACJS has been invaluable to my professional development and growth in the field of criminal justice. I sincerely thank ACJS for this honor.”Joseph became the 47th president of the organization in 2010. She is the first person of African ancestry and first foreign-born person to be elected to the position.
Over time, she has served ACJS in several capacities. She is presently ACJS United Nations NGO representative and is the current editor of the Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, which is sponsored by the Minorities and Women Section of ACJS.
She organized an ACJS panel for the United Nations Crime Congress, 2010 in Salvador, Brazil. She was twice elected trustee-at-large and chair of the Minorities and Women Section of ACJS. She also received the Founder’s Award for her outstanding contributions to criminal justice education and to ACJS.
Joseph's taught in several countries and has been involved in several international organizations. She's taught in Canada, England, and Croatia and guest-lectured in Italy, Israel, Austria and other countries. She has served as a peer reviewer for U.S. Department of Justice and the Fulbright Scholar Program.
She was elected three times as a member of the Executive Board of the International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council (ISPAC) of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme, Milan, Italy and is also the chair of the Working Party on Violence Against Women for that U.N. Institute.
She is a member of the U.N. Liaison Committee of the World Society of Victimology, and a member of the World Society of Victimology, the European Society of Criminology, and the Academic Council on the United Nations System.
She testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the Criminal Intelligence Service, Alberta, Canada and has conducted research studies in Canada, the United States, England and Montenegro.
Johnson has worked with community groups in England and Canada and has made over 130 presentations in more than 25 countries, including during the United Nations’ Crime Commission meetings in Vienna, Austria.
She worked with community groups in England and Canada and is a certified gang specialist for the National Gang Crime Research Center, Chicago.
Dorothy Bracey, for whom the award is co-named, was the first female president of ACJS in 1984-1985. She also served as chair of the Department of Anthropology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.