Dr. Paparozzi Member of Columbia University’s Criminal Justice Lab, entitled EXiT (Executives Transforming Probation and Parole).

In 2010, Dr. Paparozzi served as subcommittee co-chair of the North Carolina Sentencing Commission and North Carolina Division of Delinquency Prevention Youth Accountability Planning Task Force Systems Costs Working Group. This task force was led by State Senator Stanley Bingham and Representative Alice Bordsen.

From 1992 to 1994, Dr. Paparozzi was an elected county commissioner in Union County, New Jersey.  He served as Finance Committee Chairman and oversaw corrections and social services.
Dr. Paparozzi has provided numerous keynote addresses, seminars, and professional training in 46 states, Singapore, the District of Columbia, The United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Bermuda, Poland, Germany, and The Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France.  He has served as an international judge for the United Kingdom’s International Community Justice Awards Conference hosted by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and the British Home Office.

Dr. Paparozzi has appeared on several television and radio shows in the United States and Canada, including A&E’s Investigative Reports, NBC’s Dateline, Al Jazeera America, and Geraldo Rivera. He has published op ed articles in major newspapers and has been interviewed by numerous representatives of the print, radio, and television media on topics related to social and criminal justice, government, and other civic-minded issues.

He is also a past-president of the American Probation and Parole Association, was a member or the Manhattan Institute's council to reinvent probation, and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Crime Victims' Legal Center.  He founded the New Jersey Parole Officers’ Benevolent Association - PBA #326. 


Dr. Mario A. Paparozzi

Dr. Paparozzi holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in sociology. He received his Ph.D. in 1994 from Rutgers University. 

For 30 years, Dr. Paparozzi worked at the New Jersey Department of Corrections. He held positions from parole officer trainee through supervisory/management titles including Deputy Interstate Compact Administrator, Assistant Commissioner of Community Programs, and Chairman of The New Jersey State Parole Board. Dr. Paparozzi also worked as an adjunct professor of sociology and criminal justice for 20 years. After retiring from his practitioner career, Dr. Paparozzi accepted a faculty appointment at The College of New Jersey’s Department of Law and Justice, where he also served as the Associate Director of The Criminal Justice Research and Policy Center.

In 2003, Dr. Paparozzi accepted a position at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He served as department chair for 15 years. He is currently Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Dr. Paparozzi’s numerous publications are extensively cited by scholars and practitioners.