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Social Issues Experts

Adolescence/teens

Adoption

Aging

Child development

Crime data

  • James Byrne, professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies (using data in developing law enforcement policy) 
  • April Pattavina, associate professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies (quantitative and geographic crime data for urban areas)
FAMILY ISSUES

Foster care

Housing policy

  • David Turcotte, research professor, co-editor, Merrimack Valley Housing Report 

Immigration

  • Adrian Cruz, associate professor of sociology

Parenting

Police procedure and conduct

Prison culture/violence

  • James Byrne, professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies
  • Cathy Levey, lecturer, School of Criminology and Justice Studies

Recycling

  • Juliette Rooney-Varga, associate professor of biological sciences, director of the Climate Change Initiative and Center for Complex Environmental Systems

Sex offender registries

  • Andrew Harris, assistant professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies

Sexting

  • Andrew Harris, assistant professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies

Terrorism

  • James Forest, director of Security Studies Program and professor, Center for Terrorism and Security Studies
  • Neil Shortland, program manager, Center for Terrorism and Security Studies

Substance abuse

  • Betty Morgan, associate professor, School of Nursing, Center for Health Promotion and Research
  • Wilson Palacios, associate professor, School of Criminology and Justice Studies