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  School of Criminal Justice 2006-2008 Faculty and Administration  

Faculty and Administration

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, NY. 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 of social structural disadvantage on child adolescent development.

Ko-lin Chin, Professor.Dr. 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 immigration.

Ronald V. Clarke, University Professor.Dr. 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.

Marcus Felson, 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 CriminalJustice 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.Dr. 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 mapping.

Damian Martinez, Assistant Professor. Dr. Martinez earned his B.A. in sociology from University of California, Los Angeles, an M.A. and Ph.D. in social service administration from the University of Chicago. His research interests include re-entry and prisoner support, families of prisoners, and prison populations.

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.

Gerhard O.W. Mueller, Professor Emeritus. 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 fromColumbia 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.Dr. 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 Professor. 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.

Professors Emeritus:

Freda Adler, Professor Emeritus.Dr. 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.

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.

 
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