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New Faculty Member to Start Summer 2015

JBJohn Brent will be joining the Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology as an assistant professor in the summer of 2015. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in 2015 from the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. John’s research primarily focuses on the cultural and structural dynamics of transgressive behavior, building a theoretical foundation for criminal justice theory, school discipline and security, and the methodological approaches in the field. Among other work, he is currently working on a book manuscript examining the mutually reinforcing relationship between school discipline and students’ culturally grounded identities. He is the co-author of Theorizing Criminal Justice: Eight Essential Orientations with Dr. Peter B. Kraska and his work is published in a number of journals, including the British Journal of Criminology, Justice Quarterly, the Journal of Criminal Justice, and the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

Building from these interests, John teaches in a range of related areas, such as: theories of crime and criminal justice; advanced criminal justice studies; research methods (including qualitative and quantitative courses); juvenile justice and delinquency; crime and justice in public policy; crime and inequality; and culture and crime.


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