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Ph.D., 2004, Criminal Justice with specialization in Punishment and Social Control
City University of New York
Professor Natasha A. Frost serves as associate director 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, formal and informal social control, and the effects of incarceration 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 recently completed an NIJ funded study of the impact of incarceration on crime in communities: Predicting Crime through Incarceration: The Effect of Rates of Prison Cycling on Rates of Crime in Communities. Her book, The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America, co-authored with Todd R. Clear was published in 2014 by NYU Press. Other publications have appeared 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). She was recently elected to the Executive Board of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) and will serve as Executive Officer from 2014-2017.
University Committee Service
School of Criminology & Criminal Justice Committee Service
Division on Corrections and Sentencing (DCS), American Society of Criminology
Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice (ADPCCJ)
American Society of Criminology (Committees)
Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology & Criminal Justice (ADPCCJ)
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (member)