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Richard Bennett Professor Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

PhD Washington State University
MA Florida State University
BA Randolph-Macon College

Professor Bennett's research interests include comparative criminology, comparative criminal justice, and police organization and procedures. He has published extensively in the area of cross-national crime, policing and comparative police systems. His articles have appeared in journals such as Social Forces, Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Police Quarterly and Sociological Quarterly. As a Fulbright Senior Scholar, he has studied crime and justice issues in developing nations. He serves on the editorial board of various criminal justice journals and is the past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Courses that Professor Bennett teaches include Introduction to Systems of Justice, Insider's View of Justice, Comparative Criminology/Criminal Justice, and Introduction to Justice Research I and II.
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SPA faculty, clockwise from upper left - Bennett, Palmer, Moore, and Addington

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SPA Faculty Earn University Research Grants

Four SPA faculty members received Faculty Research Support Grants from the Office of the Provost at American University.
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Professor Richard Bennett

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#SPA80for80: Professor Richard Bennett

Students, faculty, and academicians alike highly regard SPA Professor Richard Bennett’s scholarship in criminal justice and criminology.
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