Freda Adler, Professor.áDr. Adler earned her B.A.,
M.A., and Ph.D. in criminology and sociology from the University of
Pennsylvania. Research areas of special interest are in criminological
theory, female and cross-cultural female criminality, narcotic and
alcohol abuse, judicial education, crime and development, social
control, and maritime crime.
Edem F. Avakame,
Associate Professor. Dr. Avakame earned a B.A. degree in economics and
sociology from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He earned his M.A.
and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from the University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Canada. He has served as a professor of criminal justice at
Temple University, Philadelphia, and was the first Andrew W. Mellon
Research Fellow on Race and Crime at the Vera Institute of Justice, New
York, N.Y. His research interests include the nature and causes of
violence in the home; the relationship between race, social class, and
crime; and the longitudinal influences social structural disadvantage
on child adolescent development.
Professor.áDr. Chin earned his B.A. degree in business from
National Taiwan University, an M.B.A. in finance and an M.A. in
sociology from the University of Houston, and his Ph.D. in sociology
from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include
street gangs, organized crime, drug use and trafficking, and illegal
Ronald V. Clarke, University
Professor.áDr. Clarke earned his B.A. in psychology from the
University of Bristol and his master`s and doctoral degrees in clinical
psychology from the University of London. He formerly was head of the
Home Office Research and Planning Unit and the British government`s
criminological research department, and also has served as a research
officer in a training school for delinquent boys. His current research
examines rational choice in criminological theory, the ecology of
crime, and situational crime prevention.
Professor. Dr. Felson earned his B.A. in sociology from the University
of Chicago and his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of
Michigan. He has served as a professor at the University of Southern
California and the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. He is
interested in the way everyday life produces crime opportunities. His
practical concern is using situational prevention measures to reduce
crime opportunities and thus lower crime rates.
James O. Finckenauer,
Professor. Dr. Finckenauer earned his B.A. degree in sociology from
Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in
sociology and in human relations from New York University. His research
interests include juvenile justice, organized crime, crime and justice
in the former Soviet Union, gun control politics, the death penalty,
and the politics of crime and criminal justice.
Clayton A. Hartjen,
Professor. Dr. Hartjen earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees in sociology
from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. degree in sociology
from New York University. His research interests include international
and comparative criminology, with special emphasis on juvenile
delinquency/justice in India, criminological theory, corrections, and
social control. He presently is chair of the Department of Sociology
and Anthropology, Newark College of Arts and Sciences.
George L. Kelling,
Professor. Dr. Kelling earned his B.A. degree in philosophy from St.
Olaf College, an M.S.W. degree from the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Ph.D. in social welfare from the University
of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently is a Fellow in the Program of
CriminaláJustice Policy and Management, Kennedy School of
Government, Harvard University. His areas of special interest are the
police; the relationships among fear, crime, and disorder; community
crime control; and the evolution of policing strategies and tactics.
Leslie W. Kennedy, Dean
and Professor.áDr. Kennedy earned his B.A. degree in sociology and
anthropology from McGill University, an M.A. degree in sociology from
the University of Western Ontario, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the
University of Toronto. His areas of research interest include criminal
victimization, community attitudes toward crime and safety, and crime
Michael G. Maxfield, Professor. Dr. Maxfield
earned his B.A. from Ohio State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in
political science from Northwestern University. His research interests
include victimization, policing, criminal careers, and community
justice. Dr. Maxfield works with local, state, and national agencies to
promote frugal evaluation of justice policies.
Associate Professor.áDr. McCoy earned her B.A. degree in political
science and Spanish from Hiram College in Ohio. A member of the Ohio
Bar, she received her J.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati and
practiced law in Cincinnati before beginning her work in sociology of
law. She earned her Ph.D. in jurisprudence and social policy from the
University of California at Berkeley. Her research specialization is
plea bargaining, prosecution, and sentencing. She has published studies
of victims` rights and also on topics related to policing and criminal
Gerhard O.W. Mueller, Professor.
Professor Mueller earned his baccalaureate degree from Castle of Ploen
College, Germany. He earned his J.D. from the School of Law at the
University of Chicago and also earned an LL.M. degree
fromáColumbia University. From 1974 until 1982, he served as chief
of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Branch.
Professor Mueller instructs classes on law and criminal justice,
constitutional issues and the criminal justice system, criminal justice
procedures, selected problems in criminal justice, comparative criminal
justice systems, and maritime crime and its prevention.
Mercer L. Sullivan,
Associate Professor.áDr. Sullivan earned his B.A. degree in
English and philosophy from Yale University and his M.Phil. and Ph.D.
in anthropology from Columbia University. His research interests
include relationships between crime and employment, neighborhood and
community influences on crime, child support enforcement, adolescent
violence, qualitative research methods, evaluation of
community-oriented interventions, and crime and the life course.
Bonita M. Veysey, Associate
Dean and Assistant Professor.á Dr. Veysey earned her B.A. degree
in Judaic studies, her M.S. in rehabilitation counseling, and her Ph.D.
in sociology from the State University of New York at Albany. She
worked as a researcher in mental health services and corrections
policies for 15 years prior to joining the criminal justice faculty in
1998. Her research interests include mental health-criminal justice
system interactions, correctional supervision of female offenders, and
issues of violence against women.
Andrew von Hirsch, Professor
Emeritus. Professor von Hirsch earned his B.A. from Harvard College in
1956 and proceeded to study philosophy at Magdalen College, Oxford,
England. He received his LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1960. His
research interests include the philosophy of criminal law, parole
alternatives, and sentencing theory.