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06/11/15 - BOSTON, MA. - Natasha Frost, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Programs, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Staff Photo: Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Natasha Frost

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice



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3Qs: Will states follow Feds’ lead on phasing out private prisons?

The Jus­tice Depart­ment will be phasing out the use of pri­vate prisons, citing safety con­cerns as well as their lack of reha­bil­i­ta­tive ser­vices. We asked Natasha Frost, a mass incar­cer­a­tion expert, to explain how this direc­tive might affect for-​​profit prisons at the state level and whether the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion could impact the DOJ’s new policy.


3Qs: Why for-​​profit prisons are on the rise

Pri­vate prisons are a par­tic­u­larly hot topic these days, the set­ting of the Net­flix dramedy Orange is the New Black and the sub­ject of a recent 35,000-word Mother Jones exposé. Here, Natasha Frost, asso­ciate pro­fessor in Northeastern’s School of Crim­i­nology and Crim­inal Jus­tice, explains how for-​​profit prisons are changing the crim­inal jus­tice system.


Orange is the New Black is back, and ‘timely,’ says Northeastern researcher

Only 6.7 per­cent of fed­eral inmates in America’s prisons are female, according to April 2015 data from the Fed­eral Bureau of Prisons. And Piper Chapman is one of them. Well, not […]


Northeastern’s Center for Criminal Justice Policy Research Receives State Grant to Study Recidivism Rates

BOSTON – May 27, 2008 – The Mid­dlesex Sheriff’s Office is funding a one-​​​​year study at North­eastern University’s Center for Crim­inal Jus­tice Policy Research that will examine recidi­vism rates of […]

Selected Publications

For a complete list of faculty citations, please visit iRis, Northeastern’s digital archive.


Talking heads: Crime reporting on cable news

(with Nickie D. Phillips) Justice Quarterly, 28(1): 87-112.


Understanding mass incarceration as a grand social experiment

(with Todd R.Clear) Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, 47:159-191.

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