Gregg Barak's Crime & Justice Studies Website

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I am a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Eastern Michigan University and the former Visiting Distinguished Professor in the College of Justice & Safety at Eastern Kentucky University. In 2003 I became the 27th Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and in 2007 I received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Critical Division of the American Society of Criminology. I was also the last EMU recipient of the Ronald Collins Distinguished Faculty Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity, awarded in 2006.

The purpose of this web site is to disseminate ideas that might decrease crime and increase justice. Toward that end, I am posting a sampling of essays and articles that will be updated periodically. Click on What's New: Adddressing Wall Street Securities Fraud in the 21st Century to read about non-penal alternatives, democratizing the political economy, and a 20-point People's Manifesto for Financial Transformation.

I am the author and/or editor of 17 books on crime, justice, media, violence, criminal law, homelessness, human rights, and related topics. To read about my recent titles, such as Theft of a Nation, recipient of the National White Collar Crime Center/White Collar Crime Research Consortium's Outstanding Publication Award for 2012, or Class, Race, Gender, and Crime: The Social Realities of Justice in America, 4th edition, 2014 co-authored with Paul Leighton and Allison Cotton, click on read about my books. To read a book review of Criminology: An Integrated Approach, 2009, click on Book Review. To learn about my edited works, click on read about my anthologies. If you would like to purchase any of these, simply click on the cover images. Thank you.

I am also the Series Editor for a new Routledge series on The Crimes of the Powerful and the  Book Review Editor for Critical Criminology: An International Journal published by Springer. If you are interested in exploring the possibility of authoring a book for the Routledge series or reviewing a recently published book for the journal, please contact me by email. 

As a public service, you can visit this web site twenty-four hours and seven days a week to receive breaking news on crime and criminal justice from around the world. Simply click on the link to Crime News Daily toward the bottom of this page. There are other useful links on the links' page such as the Criminal Justice Degree Zone, Stop Violence Now, or CrimeTalk.

If interested, I am also available for public and/or private speaking engagements on crime, media, violence, and justice related topics. Recent presentations have included: Keynote Address at the 3rd annual meeting on Critical Criminology & Justice Studies, Conference Theme--The Politics and Practice of Exclusion, Vancouver, BC; Visiting Lecture on Media, Policy, and Criminal Justice, Miami University, Oxford, OH; Featured Speaker at the Third Annual International Crime, Media & Popular Culture Studies Conference: A Cross Disciplinary Exploration, Terre Haute, IN.

2013 speaking engagements included a plenary address, March 7th at the annual meetings of the Race, Gender, and Class Conference in New Orleans as well as guest lectures at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City, March 28th and the School of Public Policy at California State University, San Diego, April 11th. 

I may also be retained for evaluations of the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems, or on domestic violence and sexual victimization projects. I have worked in such capacities for the Office of Justice Planning and Evaluation in Portland, Oregon; the Youth Commission of the City of Aurora, Illinois; and for the Attorney General's Office in Montgomery, Alabama.