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Chana Barron

Assistant Professor Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

A lawyer and social scientist, Prof. Barron received her Master’s degree from the Department Of Justice, Law and Criminology at American University. She practiced criminal law as both defense counsel and prosecutor. Her Ph. D. studies focused on Criminology and the Sociology of Law. Prof. Barron’s research interests focus on gender, the death penalty and the role of law in society – i.e., what should the law be and what should it do to insure a just society.


Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, University of Iowa
M.S., Justice, Law & Society, American University
J.D. Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
B.A., Political Science, Rutgers University

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SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology
Kerwin Hall - 252
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  • Spring 2019

    • JLC-413 Topics in Law & Social Science: Theories of Punishment
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