| Lisa FrohmannDirector of Undergraduate Studies
Power dynamics in courts; violence against women, including sexual
assault and domestic battery; social policies on family violence.
| John Hagedorn
Gangs, drug dealing, and violence; the underground economy and
variation in homicide rates; the impact of technology and the
information economy on poor communities; reform of the child welfare
| Mindie Lazarus-Black
Legal processes in the lower courts; family and domestic violence law;
Caribbean history and social structure.
| Matthew Lippman
International human rights and international criminal law; criminal law
and procedure; legal history of war crimes and the Nazi Holocaust.
| Greg MatoesianDirector of Graduate Studies
Language, law, and society; relationship between verbal and nonverbal
modes of communication in legal settings; qualitative evaluation;
discourse of violence.
| Beth Richie
Incarceration rates of women and conditions of confinement; violence
against women in low income communities; youth and violence.
| Dennis Rosenbaum
Director, Center for Research in Law and Justice
Evaluation methods; crime prevention theory and research; police organizations and community policing; drugs and crime.
| Laurie Schaffner
Juvenile law; vulnerable children; girls in trouble with the law;
gender, sexuality, and the state; qualitative urban research
| Amie Schuck
Quantitative research methods; community and neighborhood processes
involved in child development; developmental processes involved in
youth violence; racial inequality and crime.
| Sarah Ullman
Criminal victimization, rape prevention; stress and coping theory;
post-traumatic stress disorder; social reactions to victims.
The Department has a number of outstanding affiliate members, including:
Christopher Comer (Dean of LAS),
Evan McKenzie (Political Science),
Meda Chesney-Lind (Women's Studies, University of Hawaii) and
Jennifer Woodard (Deputy Associate Vice-Chancellor).