Clayton Hartjen

Clayton Hartjen


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Comparative/International Criminology and Juvenile Delinquency.

Current Research: Comparative analysis of juvenile crime and justice. Comparative analysis of delinquency lawas and correctional/judicial systems. Cross-national patterns of delinquent behavior. Youth victimizataion across the globe.

Courses Taught


Delinquency and Juvenille Justice

Topics in Criminal Justice

Research Initiatives

Professor Hartjen is currently researching a book to be titled The Victimization of Children and Young People Across the Globe which synthesizes and summarizes information from countries around the world. (with S. Priyadarsini)


Ph.D., Sociology, New York University, 1973


The Global Victimization of Children: Problems and Solutions (New York: Springer, 2012), with S. Priyadarsini

Youth, Crime and Justice: A Global Inquiry (Rutgers University Press, 2008)

Delinquency and Juvenile Justice: An International Bibliography (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004) with S. Priyadarsini.

"Gender, Peers and Delinquency: A Study of Boys and Girls in Rural France," Youth and Society(2003) with S. Priyadarsini. pp., 387-414.

“Exploring the Etiology of Delinquency Across Country and Gender,” Journal of  Crime and Justice(1999) with Sesha Kethineni. pp., 55-90

“Investigating Youth-Crime and Justice Around the World, ”in Hans-Dieter Schwind (ed.) Essays inHonor ofDr. Hans Joachim Schneider, (Walter de Gruyter & Co., 1998).pp., 523-538.

“The Criminality of Women and Girls in India,”International Journal of Comparative and AppliedCriminal Justice. (1997), pp., 37-69.

Comparative Delinquency: India and the United States 

(New York New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1996) with Sesha Kethineni {Distinguished book award recipient 1997}

“Culture, Gender and Delinquency: A Study of Youths in the United States and India,” in Dean G. Rojak and Gary F. Jensen (eds.), Exploring Delinquency: Causesand Control (Los Angeles Cal.: Roxbury, 1996) pp., 69-79 with Sesharajani Kethineni.

“Legal Change and Juvenile Justice in India,”International Criminal Justice Review. (1995), pp., 1-16.

"Culture, Gender, and Delinquency: A Study of Youths in India and the United States," Women And Criminal Justice (1993) with Sesharajani Kethineni, pp.,37-69

"Delinquency in Comparative Perspective: India," International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, (Fall, 1992) with Sesharajani Kethineni, pp., 317-328

Correctional Theory and Practice (Chicago, Ill.:Nelson Hall, 1992) ed. with Edward E. Rhine

Crime and Development: Some Observations on Women and Children in India," International Annals of Criminology, 24:1 (Annee, 1986), pp., 39-57

Delinquency in India: A Comparative Analysis (New Brunswick New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1984) with S. Priyadarsini