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Bill Bales

William Bales


Bales is an expert on sentencing, the effectiveness and consequences of punishment strategies, the evaluation of correctional practices and programs, and prisoner recidivism.

(850) 644-7113
wbales@fsu.edu
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Kevin Beaver

Kevin Beaver


Beaver is an expert on biosocial criminology, which explores the biological and environmental factors involved in crime and antisocial behavior.

(850) 644-9180
kbeaver@fsu.edu
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Thomas Blomberg


Blomberg is an expert on criminology research and public policy; delinquency, education and crime desistance; penology and social control; and victim services. His ongoing research includes examining the relationship between educational achievement among incarcerated youthful offenders and successful community reintegration.

(850) 644-7365
tblomberg@fsu.edu
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Carter Hay

Carter Hay, Professor & Graduate Program Director


Hay is an expert on the causes of crime and delinquency, particularly causes related to the family environment and its implication for the development of self-control. He also is an expert on the use of evidence-based practices in the juvenile justice system.

(850) 644-1594
chay@fsu.edu
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Patrick L. Mason


Mason is professor of economics and director of the African-American Studies Program. His primary areas of expertise include labor, political economy, development, education, social identity and crime. He is particularly interested in racial inequality, educational achievement, income distribution, unemployment, economics of identity, family environment and socioeconomic well-being.
Mason is also the general editor of the International Encyclopedia of Race and Racism and has authored more than 90 journal articles, book chapters, books and other professional publications.

(850) 644-9146
pmason@fsu.edu
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Dan Mears

Dan Mears, Mark C. Stafford Professor of Criminology


Mears is an expert on mental health, public opinion and other aspects of mass shooting tragedies. His research expertise includes juvenile and criminal justice policy, crime theory, public opinion, “supertax” prisons, mental health, religion, sentencing and reentry.

(850) 644-7376
dmears@fsu.edu
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