Areas of Expertise

Our faculty members’ substantive research interests currently include:

  • Prisons and imprisonment
  • Gender and punishment
  • The effects of race on criminal justice processes
  • Judicial reform in Russia and Eastern Europe
  • Variations in homicide patterns across the twentieth century
  • Changing notions of “risk” in probation and parole decision-making
  • Bail court decision-making
  • International criminal law and war crimes prosecutions; Human rights regimes
  • International migration and its relation to crime and victimization
  • Municipal by-law enforcement and municipal dispute resolution mechanisms
  • The policing of internal migration in Russia
  • Harm reduction approaches in relation to illegal drugs