Crime, Law and Justice

This focus area concentrates on understanding criminal law, crime control measures and the
punishment process in the context of the broader society. In contrast to the emphasis on crime
patterns and causation found in criminology programs here and elsewhere, our approach
addresses issues of politics, legislative agendas, and case law as they impact the creation and
change in criminal justice policy in the United States as well as abroad. Students electing this
area of the program often examine how the criminal and juvenile justice systems interact with
other institutions, such as the education and health care systems, and tend to adopt a decidedly
urban focus in their course and dissertation work.

Hortensia de los Angeles Amaro, Distinguished Professor of Counseling & Applied Psychology
Brook Baker, Professor of Law
Judith Barr, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Richard Daynard, Professor of Law
Michael Dukakis, Distinguished Professor of Political Science
Patricia Illingworth, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion
Alisa Lincoln, Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Sociology
Shan Mohammed, Associate Professor of Health Sciences
Carl Nelson, Associate Professor and Group Coordinator General Management
Theresa Osypuk, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
Wendy Parmet, Matthews Distinguished Professor of Law
Nathanial Rickles, Professor of Pharmacy Practice

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