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Gregg Barak, PhD Biography

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Eastern Michigan University
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"

“As for my position, I am opposed to the death penalty.”

Email to, June 24, 2010

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Eastern Michigan University, 1991-present
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Critical Division of the American Society of Criminology, 2007
  • Recipient, Ronald Collins Distinguished Faculty Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity, Eastern Michigan University, 2006
  • Visiting Distinguished Professor, College of Justice & Safety at Eastern Kentucky University, 2004
  • Fellow, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2003
  • Recipient, Critical Criminologist of the Year Award, 1999
  • Chair, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, Eastern Michigan University, 1991-1996
  • Chair, Critical Division, American Society of Criminology
  • PhD, University of California at Berkeley, 1974
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