Students, faculty, and academicians alike highly regard SPA Professor Richard Bennett’s scholarship …
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PhD Washington State University
MA Florida State University
BA Randolph-Macon College
Area of Expertise:
Criminal behavior, crime prevention, international crime statistics and trends, police behavior and training, criminal justice systems and justice administration in the U.S. and abroad, including in developing nations
Prof. Richard Bennett is an expert on criminal behavior, crime prevention, international crime statistics and trends, police behavior, and justice administration both in the U.S. and abroad. He serves on the editorial board of several criminal justice journals, including the European Journal of Criminology and the International Journal of Comparative Criminology. He is past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and serves as a consultant to many national and international organizations, including the Working Group on Caribbean Criminology, the Police Foundation, the Department of State Antiterrorist Assistance Program, and the Department of Justice Peer Review Panels. Prof. Bennett is on the editorial board of the Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice. He is the author of a book Policing Paradise: A Comparative Study of Constables, Citizens, and the Administration of Justice in Three Caribbean Nations, based on research conducted in Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago as a senior Fulbright Scholar. He is currently writing a book on police retirement based on research he conducted in Jamaica, The Netherlands, India and Thailand.
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