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 EMU recipient of the Ronald Collins Distinguished Faculty Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity, awarded in 2006. In 2017 I had a Fulbrilght to Porto Alegre, Brasil where I gave a series of public lectures on Globalization and Crime, and gave a semester long seminar on Global Criminology to M.A. and Ph.D. students in Criminal Science at Pontificia Universidade Catholica do Rio Grande do Sul.


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 Newest link Class, Race, Gender, and Crime: The Social Realities of Justice in America, 5th edition (2018). Some times you can judge a book by its cover!

Click on What's Still New: Multinational Corporate Crime to read about an undeveloped area of criminological inquiry published in December 2016. Or click on the link below to read about my latest book, Unchecked Corporate Power: Why the Crimes of Multinational Corporations are Routinized Away and What We Can Do About It (2017)-- recipient of the Outstanding White Collar and Corporate Crime Book of the Year, presented by the Division of WCCC at the annual meetings of the American Society of Criminology, November 16, 2017.

I am the author and/or editor of 20 books on crime, justice, media, violence, criminal law, homelessness, human rights, and related topics. To read about other 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, 2015 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.

Together with Penny Green and Tony Ward, we are the Series Editors for the Crimes of the Powerful Series published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis). If you are interested in writing a book or editing a volume for the series, 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. Invited presentations of late have included: Keynote Speaker at the International Workshop on Finance, Harm, and White Collar Crime, 15 Oct. 2015, at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm; Media Representation, the "CSI Effect" and Criminal Adjudication at Escoloa da Magistrafura do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, 5 Aug. 2015, The Crimes of the Powerful and the Globalization of Crime given at Pontifical Catholic University do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, 7 Aug. 2015 and at the Seminario Internacional de Direito, Democracia & Sustentabilidade,13 Aug. 2015, Passo Fundo, Brazil; Luncheon Speaker at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law, October 25, 2014 on The CSI Myth and Reality, Chicago; 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; A plenary address 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 and the School of Public Policy at California State University, San Diego. 

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.