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Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught 
JUST 241 Research Methods in Justice Studies
JUST 301 Theories of Justice and Social Change
JUST 312 Theories of Criminal Behavior
JUST 313 Prisons and Jails
JUST 336 Postmodern Law and Criminology
JUST 350 Field Work Seminar
Research Interests 
Criminology, law, justice studies, jurisprudence, sociology of law, social policy, feminist analysis, and critical race theory.
Education 

• Ph.D., School of Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany, 1987
• M.A., School of Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany, 1979
• M.A., Criminal Justice, John Jay College, City University of New York, 1976
• B.A., Sociology, Queens College, City University of New York, 1974

Selected Publications 

A Primer in the Sociology of Law (1988). Albany, New York: Harrow and Heston Publishers.

A Primer in the Sociology of Law (1988). Albany, New York: Harrow and Heston Publishers.

Weberian and Marxian Analysis of Law: Development and Functions of Law in a Capitalist Mode of Production (1989). Aldershot, Hampshire: Gower Publishing Company Ltd.

Weberian and Marxian Analysis of Law: Development and Functions of Law in a Capitalist Mode of Production (1989). Aldershot, Hampshirem, UK: Gower Publishing Ltd.

Postmodern Law and Disorder:  Psychoanalytic Semiotics, Chaos, and Juridic Exegeses (1992). Merseyside, UK: Deborah Charles Publications.

Constitutive Criminology: Beyond Postmodernism (1996).  Co-authored with Keith Henry.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

Critical Criminology at the Edge: Postmodern Perspectives, Integrations, and Applications (2002). New York: Praeger/Greenwood Publishing Group.

Critical Criminology at the Edge: Postmodern Perspectives, Integrations, and Applications (2002). New York: Praeger/Greenwood Publishing Group.

Critical Criminology at the Edge: Postmodern Perspectives, Integrations, and Applications (2002). New York: Praeger/Greenwood Publishing Group.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Law (2003).  Monsey, New York: Criminal Justice Press.

Ivory Tower (2008). Chicago: William H. Kelly.

Revolution in Penology (2010)Co-authored with Bruce Arrigo.  Plymouth, UK: Rowman and Littlefield.

Quantum Holographic Criminology: Paradigm Shift in Criminology, Law & Transformative Justice (2014). Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press.

Additional Information 

My philosophical interests are in postmodernism, post-structuralism, the Frankfurt school, chaos  theory, complexity theory, catastrophe theory, topology theory, constitutive theory, edgework analysis, and Lacanian psychoanalytic semiotics.

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