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Associate Professor Jonathan Laskowitz (2018)

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Specialty:  Deviance, Crime, Delinquency, The Law, The Courts, The Police and Forms of Punishment

Courses:  Juvenile Delinquency, Definitions of Normality, The Sociology of Crime, Forms of Punishment, Seminar: The Police, Seminar: Zero Tolerance

I have always been drawn to the fringes, the edges. Extremes reveal much about the norm, as the fringes of a cloth reveal the patterns in the fabric. My interest in Deviance, Crime, Delinquency, The Law, The Courts, The Police and Forms of Punishment led me to create the cluster of courses: Criminal and Juvenile Justice Studies. My belief that any part of a society reveals much about the whole of that society informs my passion to study the fringes. So called Deviance becomes a window from which we see our (any) culture and a mirror in which we learn of ourselves as touched by our (any) culture.