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Susan Krumholz, PhD

Professor Emerita

Crime & Justice Studies

Curriculum Vitae

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Liberal Arts 399G


Education

2001Northeastern UniversityPhD in Law, Policy and Society
1989Northeastern University College of Criminal JusticeMJ
1978University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of LawJD

Teaching

  • Law and Society
  • Gender and Crime
  • Law of Higher Education
  • Intimate Personal Violence
  • Peace Studies

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Examines Crime and Justice Studies as a multidisciplinary field of study that bridges criminology, criminal justice, and justice studies. Students engage with a variety of histories, policies, procedures, and politics that inform how crime and justice are constructed within U.S. transnational and intersectional contexts. Areas of analysis include state-making, citizenship, social control, criminality, surveillance and security, war, rights and law, revolution, prison writing, nonviolence, collective justice, and abolitionism.

An introductory course that familiarizes the student with the basic history, structure, function, and problems associated with the criminal justice system. The course will examine a variety of general and specific controversies associated with the contemporary criminal justice system in order to develop a critical perspective on the nature of justice and society's response to behavior that has been labeled as criminal.

Examination of the meaning of justice across a variety of contexts. The aim of this course is to develop historical, structural, social, and ethical analyses of justice applicable to contemporary social issues, institutional case studies, and social processes. Contradictions between theory and practice are highlighted.

Directed readings and analysis in selected topics.

A study of peaceful, non-violent societies and observation of the processes and conditions that shape relations of peace and non-violence. The course presents evidence that our human potential for peaceful relationships is strong and is a long-standing part of our human behavior. Studies of peace suggest we have the ability to find new approaches to the attainment of peace in our own violent and warlike time.

A study of peaceful, non-violent societies and observation of the processes and conditions that shape relations of peace and non-violence. The course presents evidence that our human potential for peaceful relationships is strong and is a long-standing part of our human behavior. Studies of peace suggest we have the ability to find new approaches to the attainment of peace in our own violent and warlike time.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Directed readings and analysis in selected topics.
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Topics will be determined by the faculty member and will therefore vary.
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Research

Research Interests

  • Women in Law
  • Intimate Personal Violence
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Law of Higher Law of Higher Education

Susan T. Krumholz received her J.D. from Seattle University and her Ph.D. in Law, Policy and Society from Northeastern University. She is presently Chair of the Crime and Justice Studies major and Vice President of the Faculty Federation.

Professor Krumholz’ research and publication interests include intimate violence, alternatives to the criminal/legal system, and women as students and practitioners of the law. Her recent publications include an article on Therapeutic Jurisprudence and a chapter on Specialized Courts. She is presently co-authoring a series of textbooks in Crime, Law and Justice Studies, Learning Through Cases.

Professor Krumholz is most passionate about the classes she teaches at the Bristol County House of Corrections as part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. These classes bring together students at UMD with incarcerated students for semester-long study. For this work she received the 2008 UMass President’s Public Service Award. Classes she teaches (in and out of jail) include Law and Society, Crime, Justice and Policy, Men and Masculinities, Peace Studies, and Women and Social Policy.

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