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Joel B. Rosch, Senior Research Scholar Research Associate, Center for Child and Family Policy  

Office Location: 212 Rubenstein Hall
Office Phone: (919) 613-9291
Duke Box: 90545
Email Address: jbrrosch@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • Crime and Criminal Justice

Ph.D., University of Washington, 1980
M.A., University of Washington, 1970
B.A., Hobart College, 1969

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. J.B. Rosch with Cindy Lederman. "Creating a Legal and Organizational Context for Reducing Peer Contagion." Deviant Peer Influences in Programs for Youth: Problems and Solutions. Ed. Dodge, Dishion & Lansford New York, Guilford Publications, July, 2007
  2. J.B. Rosch with Jennifer Landsford. "Is Deviant Peer Contagion a Problem, and What Can Be Done?." Deviant Peer Influences in Programs for Youth: Problems and Solutions. Ed. Dodge, Dishion & Lansford New York, Guilford Publications, July, 2007
  3. J.B. Rosch. "Institutionalizing Mediation: The Evolution of the Civil Liberties Bureau in Japan." Law and Society Review 2 (1987).
  4. J.B. Rosch. "Deviant Peer Contagion: Findings from the Duke Executive Sessions on Deviant Peer Contagion." The Link 5.2 (Fall 2006). [pdf]
  5. J. B. Rosch with Allred, C., Markiewicz, J., Amaya-Jackson, L., Putnam, F., Saunders, B., Wilson, C., Kelly, A., Kolko, D., & Berliner, L.. "The Organizational Readiness and Capacity Assessment Index." UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Strees, J. (2005).

Joel Rosch is a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University where he is the coordinator of the practice core of Duke's NIDA funded Trans-disciplinary Substance Abuse Prevention Research Center, which is developing new substance abuse prevention science. He is also a Policy Associate with the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, a joint Duke, UCLA initiative funded by SAMHSA and serves on the Policy Committee for the North Carolina chapter of United Way.

Joel has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington. After teaching and doing research on law and society and crime and public policy in both the US and Japan, he developed an interest in children's issues while serving as a Director of Research and Planning for the State Bureau of Investigation, the state police agency in North Carolina, wehre he represented law enforcement on various task forces and study commissions dealing with children. While working for the state of North Carolina, Joel was involved in the redesign of North Carolina's Child Protective Service System, the Child Death Review System, the Juvenile Justice System, and the Child Mental Health System. He has recently begun helping North Carolina rethink the way the early childhood service system is structured. He also worked on the development of North Carolina's graduated driver's license system and North Carolina's system to assess and provide substance abuse treatment to juvenile offenders.

He has published articles and delivered papers on prevention policy, policing, crime prevention, dispute resolution, courts, corrections, crime trends, the politics of crime and punishment, and Japanese law. At present he is the co-chair of the North Carolina State Collaborative, a coalition of public and private agencies, that is trying to establish a System of Care for children and families. His present research interests focus on the structure of service delivery systems, and the framing of public dialogue about the effectiveness of public programs.

Joel B. Rosch