CJ-Frost

Natasha Frost

Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
617.373.4076
education Ph.D., 2004, Criminal Justice with specialization in Punishment and Social Control
City University of New York
Mailing address 413 CH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Biography

Professor Natasha Frost serves as the associate dean for academic programs in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice with primary responsibility for the administration of the graduate programs. In her role as associate dean, she also coordinates the administration of internship programs for both the undergraduate and graduate students.

Professor Frost is also an associate professor in the school with primary research and teaching interests in the area of punishment and social control. Specifically, she is interested in punitiveness (both individual and state level), formal and informal social control, and the effects of incarceration and reentry on individuals, families, and communities. Professor Frost often works with non-profit and state/local agencies on issues related to her scholarly interests and involves both undergraduate and graduate students in those projects. Since arriving at Northeastern in 2005, she has completed an assessment of state-level variations in punitiveness towards women for the Women’s Prison Association in New York, served as a consultant for the Massachusetts State Parole Board, and conducted correctional program assessment and recidivism studies for several Massachusetts Houses of Correction. Professor Frost is finishing up a study of the impact of incarceration on crime in communities and recently completed a manuscript for a book, The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America (forthcoming in 2013, NYU Press). Professor Frost has recently published in Justice Quarterly, Criminology & Public Policy, Punishment & Society, Crime, Law and Social Change, and Studies in Law, Politics, and Society.

Professor Frost holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northeastern University (1997) and a PhD in criminal justice from the City University of New York’s Graduate School and University Center (2004).

Selected Publications

Clear, Todd R. and Natasha A. Frost. 2013 The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Fall of the Grand Social Experiment in Mass Incarceration. New York: New York University Press (In Press –Anticipated Publication Fall 2013)

Frost, Natasha A., Joshua D. Freilich and Todd R. Clear (Eds.) 2009 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Policy: Policy Proposals from the American Society of Criminology Conference. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage.

Frost, Natasha A. 2006 The Punitive State: Crime, Punishment, and Imprisonment across the United States. New York, NY: LFB Scholarly Publications, LLC. Reviewed by Tom Daems (2007) in Crime, Law, and Social Change, 47: 129-133. Reviewed by Nick Harpster (2009) in Criminal Justice Review, 34: 282-284.

Professional Associations & Affiliations

University Committee Service

Member, College of Social Sciences and Humanities Dean Search Committee, Spring 2013

Member, University Excellence in Teaching Award Committee, 2012-2013

Member, Undergraduate Academic Advisory Committee, 2011-2012

Judge, Northeastern University Research Expo (Graduate Posters), March 26th, 2008

Chair, Fitzgerald Administrator Evaluation Committee, 2006-2007

School of Criminology & Criminal JusticeCommittee Service

Graduate Committee, Chair, 2013 – Present

Undergraduate Committee, Chair, 2011 – 2012

Personnel Committee, Member, 2011 – Present

Faculty Advisor, Criminology and Criminal Justice Graduate Student Association, 2008 – 2011

Executive Committee, 2006 – 2007; 2010 – 2011

Transition Committee, 2009 – 2010

Graduate Committee, 2005 – 2010

Chair, Student Affairs Subcommittee, 2009 – 2010

Chair, Curriculum Subcommittee, 2007 – 2009

40th Anniversary Programming Committee, Chair, 2007

Search Committee, 2006 – 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2010 – Present

Sabbatical Committee, 2006 – 2007

Division on Corrections and Sentencing (DCS), American Society of Criminology

2013 – 2014: Executive Counselor

Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice (ADPCCJ)

2013 – 2014: Secretary

American Society of Criminology (Committees)

2011 – 2012: Chair, Nominations Committee, ASC Division on Corrections & Sentencing

2011 – 2012: Member, Bloch Award Committee, American Society of Criminology

2010 – 2011: Member, ASC Fellows Committee, American Society of Criminology

2008 – 2009: Chair, 2009 Program Committee, American Society of Criminology

2007 – 2008: Chair, Bloch Award Committee, American Society of Criminology

2007 – 2008: Member, Student Affairs Committee, American Society of Criminology

2006 – 2007: Member, Bloch Award Committee, American Society of Criminology

2006 – 2007: Member, Program Committee, American Society of Criminology

2005 – 2007: Associate Editor of the ASC publication Criminology & Public Policy

2001 – 2005: Managing Editor of the ASC publication Criminology & Public Policy

2000 – 2001: Assistant to ASC Vice President, Dr. Todd R. Clear

Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology & Criminal Justice (ADPCCJ)

1999 – 2006: Principal Researcher & Data Analyst

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (member)

2008 – 2009: Co-Chair, Membership Committee