Elaine Rizzo

Elaine Rizzo

Professor Emeritus




Ph.D., Sociology, University of New Hampshire
M.A., Sociology, Boston College
B.A., Sociology, University of Massachusetts

Most of my teaching is in the areas of juvenile justice, and female offenders.  My primary area of teaching and research involves incarcerated women, and I serve in an advisory capacity on two gubernatorial committees on incarcerated women.  Other areas of interest include domestic and acquaintance violence, peace and reconciliation studies and restorative justice. I also direct the Criminal Justice Internship program which places student interns in a variety of justice-related agencies.

Recent Criminal Justice Internship placements include the Hillsborough County Child Advocacy Center; the Hillsborough County Attorney's Domestic Violence Unit; New Hampshire Probation & Parole; US Secret Service; Drug Enforcement Administration; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; US Marshals Service; and various other state and local law enforcement, prosecutorial, and correctional agencies.