Tammi Arford, PhD

Associate Professor

Crime & Justice Studies

508-910-6943

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Liberal Arts 399H

Education

2013Northeastern UniversityPhD in Sociology
2008Northeastern UniversityMA in Sociology
2006University of FloridaBA in Anthropology

Teaching

  • Transformative Justice
  • Social Control
  • A History of Criminology
  • Prison Writing
  • Research Methods for Justice Studies

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

The history of criminology through a study of the theorists who comprise the field's three dominant schools of thought: Classical Criminology, Positivism and Critical Criminology. Students will be introduced to critical deconstructions of each paradigm through a fourth school of thought: Anti-Colonial Criminology. The historical and political contexts of each theory and theorist will be emphasized to highlight the impact criminology has on policy, society and human relations.

The history of criminology through a study of the theorists who comprise the field's three dominant schools of thought: Classical Criminology, Positivism and Critical Criminology. Students will be introduced to critical deconstructions of each paradigm through a fourth school of thought: Anti-Colonial Criminology. The historical and political contexts of each theory and theorist will be emphasized to highlight the impact criminology has on policy, society and human relations.

Introduction to the College of Arts and Sciences. This course facilitates a smooth transition to college life through academic and life skills enhancement and the development of enduring relationships between students, faculty and advisors, and classmates. Topics include utilizing campus resources, the importance of co-curricular activities, time management, reading and notetaking, information literacy, and career and major/minor exploration.

A study of sociological theorists. Designed to teach the theoretical foundations necessary for the critical study of crime and justice, the course will cover a range of theories focusing on those that assist in a critique of problems of power in matters of crime and justice.

The history of criminology through a study of the theorists who comprise the field's three dominant schools of thought: Classical Criminology, Positivism and Critical Criminology. Students will be introduced to critical deconstructions of each paradigm through a fourth school of thought: Anti-Colonial Criminology. The historical and political contexts of each theory and theorist will be emphasized to highlight the impact criminology has on policy, society and human relations.

The history of criminology through a study of the theorists who comprise the field's three dominant schools of thought: Classical Criminology, Positivism and Critical Criminology. Students will be introduced to critical deconstructions of each paradigm through a fourth school of thought: Anti-Colonial Criminology. The historical and political contexts of each theory and theorist will be emphasized to highlight the impact criminology has on policy, society and human relations.

The history of criminology through a study of the theorists who comprise the field's three dominant schools of thought: Classical Criminology, Positivism and Critical Criminology. Students will be introduced to critical deconstructions of each paradigm through a fourth school of thought: Anti-Colonial Criminology. The historical and political contexts of each theory and theorist will be emphasized to highlight the impact criminology has on policy, society and human relations.

The history of criminology through a study of the theorists who comprise the field's three dominant schools of thought: Classical Criminology, Positivism and Critical Criminology. Students will be introduced to critical deconstructions of each paradigm through a fourth school of thought: Anti-Colonial Criminology. The historical and political contexts of each theory and theorist will be emphasized to highlight the impact criminology has on policy, society and human relations.

Students registering for this course are placed in relevant positions in the criminal justice system, such as a parole office, court, or correctional facility, where their work will be supervised by an on-site sponsor as well as Departmental advisor.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Exploration of the War on Drugs in terms of the structural, historic, and cultural realities within the criminalization of drug use. The course examines the social construction of drugs, drug use, and addiction. The role of race, nation, gender, and class in shaping public policy, popular culture, law enforcement, and societal reactions guides the examination of each of these topics.
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Selected topics in Black Studies. May be repeated with change of content/topic.
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Research

Research Interests

  • Punishment and social control
  • Cultural criminology
  • Critical carceral studies
  • Penal Tourism
  • Transformative justice and pedagogy

Select publications

Patricia Morris and Tammi Arford (2018).
Sweat a little water, sweat a little blood: A spectacle of convict labor.
Crime, Media & Culture

Tammi Arford (2016).
Touring Operational Carceral Facilities: An Ethical Inquiry
The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism, 925-945.

Tammi Arford (2016).
Prisons as Sites of Power and Resistance
The Sage Handbook of Resistance, 224-243.

Tammi Arford is an Associate Professor of Crime and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her research and teaching interests include punishment and social control, penal abolition, and transformative justice. She has recently been working on several projects about penal spectatorship, focusing on prison tourism, historic memory, aesthetics, and visual representations of suffering.

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