Jane A. Siegel serves as department chair (2015-2018) and has taught a range of courses in criminal justice, including the introductory course, juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice, statistics, white collar crime and corrections. In Fall 2015, she will be teaching a course at South Woods State Prison in which students from the Rutgers campus will be learning alongside individuals incarcerated at South Woods, the first time that Rutgers–Camden will conduct an Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program course.
Dr. Siegel’s research interests include children of incarcerated parents, families and crime, the long-term consequences of child maltreatment and juvenile justice. Her research in these areas has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Justice, the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect and the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission, and has been published in numerous journal articles. She is currently conducting a large-scale survey of visitors to and individuals incarcerated in a large urban jail system, focusing on family visitation. The project also includes in-depth interviews with children with an incarcerated family member. Dr. Siegel is also engaged in a follow-up study of the children interviewed for her book Disrupted Childhoods: Children of Women in Prison (Rutgers University Press, 2011).