1973 - Ph.D., Sociology, University of New Hampshire
1969 - M.A., Sociology, University of New Hampshire
1966 - B.A., Sociology, Saint Anselm College
To better understand the criminal justice system, we must consider "why" and "how" it may not always work. Beyond the introduction to criminal justice, I teach courses on wrongful conviction, deviant behavior and social control, police and society, and global crime and justice.
Meaningful teaching and the process of discovery are bound together. Students are invited to become involved in a variety of research projects. Along with other faculty members, I have worked with students on federally-funded grants on gun-related criminal behavior, a life-course analysis of felony parolees, and the efficacy of restorative justice. In addition, students have assisted in studies of wrongful conviction and the link between homicide and suicide.