Christopher Salvatore

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Assistant Professor, Justice Studies

Dickson Hall 314
973 655-7515
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B.A.:Neumann College
M.A.:Widener University
Ph.D.:Temple University
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Christopher Salvatore


Dr. Salvatore joined the faculty of Montclair State University in the fall of 2011. He received his MA in Criminal Justice from Widener University, and PhD in Criminal Justice from Temple University. Before joining Montclair State University he was a research assistant at Temple University where he worked in the following areas: program evaluations of therapeutic communities and juvenile drug courts, a study examining the effectiveness of using Juvenile Assessment Centers for STI screening and treatment in Hillsborough County Florida, and the implementation of evidence based practices in criminal justice settings.
Dr. Salvatore is currently working on projects examining the influence of emerging adulthood on offending and public perceptions of the criminal justice system.

Charleston Gazette article discussing the findings of Taniguchi and Salvatore (2012) and quote on the potential impact of drug treatment centers in communities:

Christopher Salvatore & Gabriel Rubin. "A Socio-Demographic Analysis of Responses to Terrorism," Journal of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, In Press.

Travis Taniguchi & Christopher Salvatore. "Citizen Perceptions of Online Crime Reporting Systems," Police Chief Magazine, available at:

Matthew Hiller, Christopher Salvatore, & Travis Taniguchi. “Evaluation of a Department of Criminal Justice Internship Program: Why Do Students Take It and Does It Improve Career Preparedness?,” Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 25(1), 2014.

Christopher Salvatore & Michael W. Markowitz. “Do Life Course Transitions and Social Bonds Influence Males and Females Differently? Gender Contrasts and Criminality,” Deviant Behavior, 35(8), 2014.

Christopher Salvatore, Michael W. Markowitz, & Christopher Kelly. “Assessing Public Confidence in the Criminal Justice System,” International Social Science Review, 88(1/2), 2013.

Christopher Salvatore. “Arrested Adolescent Offenders: A Study of Delayed Transitions to Adulthood.” LFB Scholarly Publications, 2013.

Christopher Salvatore & Brian J. Gorman. “Gender-Based Perceptions of the 2001 Anthrax Attacks: Implications for Outreach and Preparedness,” Security Journal, 24, 2012.

Christopher Salvatore & Travis Taniguchi. “Do Social Bonds Matter for Emerging Adults?” Deviant Behavior, 33(9), 2012.

Michael W. Markowitz & Christopher Salvatore. “Exploring Race Based Differences in Patterns of Life Course Criminality,” Deviant Behavior, 33(8),2012.

Christopher Salvatore, Travis A. Taniguchi, & Wayne N. Welsh. “Is Emerging Adulthood Influencing Moffitt’s Developmental Taxonomy? Adding the Prolonged Adolescent Offender,” Western Criminological Review, 13 (1), 2012.

Travis Taniguchi & Christopher Salvatore. "Exploring the Relationship Between Drug and
Alcohol Treatment Facilities and Violent and Property Crime: A Socioeconomic Contingent
Relationship," Security Journal, 25, 2012.

Kimberly Houser, Christopher Salvatore, & Wayne Welsh. “Individual Level Predictors of Community Aftercare Completion,” The Prison Journal, 92 (1), 2012.

Christopher Salvatore, Matthew L. Hiller, Benta Samuelson, Jaime Henderson, & Elise White. “A Systematic Observational Study of a Juvenile Drug Court Judge,” Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 62 (4), 2011.

Christopher Salvatore, Jaime S. Henderson, Matthew L. Hiller, Elise White, & Benta Samuelson. “An Observational Study of Team Meetings and Status Hearings in a Juvenile Drug Court,” Drug Court Review, 7 (1), 2010.

Ralph Taylor, Christopher E. Kelly, & Christopher Salvatore. “Perceived Police Responsiveness to Local Troublesome Teens: Theoretical Relevance of Ecological Variation,” Policing & Society, 20 (2), 2010.

Steven Belenko, Richard Dembo, Matthew Rollie, Kristina Childs, & Christopher Salvatore. “Detecting, Preventing, and Treating Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Adolescent Offenders: An Unmet Public Health Need,” American Journal of Public Health, 99 (6), 2009.

Steven Belenko, Richard Dembo, Doris Weiland, Matthew Rollie, Christopher Salvatore, Alexandra Hanlon, & Kristina Childs. “Recently Arrested Adolescents are at High Risk for Sexually Transmitted Diseases,” Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 35 (8), 2008.

Christopher Salvatore. “Perceptions and Sentencing: Public Attitudes and Sentencing Disparity,” The National Social Science Journal, 23 (2), 2005.

Michael W. Markowitz & Christopher Salvatore. “Changing Situational Decision Making Among
Offenders: A Preliminary Analysis,” Corrections Compendium, 30 (2), 2005.


Emerging Adulthood, Youth Offending, Program Evaluation, Perceptions of the Criminal Justice System

Office Hours


  • Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:45 am
  • Wednesday 11:50 am - 12:40 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am - 7:45 am
  • Friday 11:50 am - 12:40 pm