Justin Pascal Bernstein

Doctoral Candidate, Criminology and Criminal Justice Fellow

Justin works as a Graduate Research Assistant at the National Institute of Justice in the Office of Research and Evaluation's Crime and Crime Prevention Research Division, focusing on white-collar crime. Previously he was a Policy Analyst and Graduate Research Assistant with the Maryland State Commission for Criminal Sentencing Policy. He has worked with Professors Sally Simpson and Thomas Loughran, along with their external colleagues Peter Yeager (BU) and Mark Cohen (Vanderbilt), on BJS and NIJ funded research projects concerning building a data series on federal white-collar offenses and the costs of white-collar crime.

Justin began his career as a Research Assistant, then a Senior Research Assistant, with the New York City Criminal Justice Agency, Inc. After law school, he worked as a Litigation Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLPPrior to entering the doctoral program at UMD, Justin served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco.  He graduated from Drew University and Fordham Law School.

Areas of Interest:
  • White-Collar and Corporate/Business Crime
  • Criminal Justice Policy
  • International Humanitarian Crime and Transitional Justice
Personal Website:
  • MA Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park
  • JD magna cum laude, Fordham Law School
  • BA summa cum laude, Drew University
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
CCJS100 Introduction to Criminal Justice Summer 2017
  • Justin Bernstein
2220B LeFrak Hall
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Phone: (301) 405-4699
Email: jpberns@umd.edu