Profile: Clayton Hartjen

Emeritus Professor of Sociology

Department of Sociology and Anthropology


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

  • Education

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

  • Publications

    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 ofDrHans 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 DelinquencyCausesand 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

  • 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)