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Judith A. Harris
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

     Media 309
     (864) 503-5606
     E-mail: jharris@uscupstate.edu 

Degrees

Ph.D.  The University of Chicago, 1986
           Sociology
           Dissertation: The State’s Attorney’s Office as a
              Training Ground for New Lawyers

A.M.   The University of Chicago, 1980
           Sociology
           Thesis: Maryland’s Prison Population: The Current Crisis
               and Projections for the Future

B.A.    Towson State University, 1978
            Sociology & Psychology
            Honors Thesis: Impression Management in the Courtroom

Areas of Specialty

Alcohol, Drugs, and Public Policy
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
Hate Crimes
Women in Law and Medicine
Law and Society
Criminal Justice Program Evaluation

Scholarship

“Where Do They Stand? Gender Differences in the Attitudes of
South Carolina Elected Officials,” with Liza Kuecker. Journal
of Political Science, Vol. 26, 1998:23-48.

“Assessing Patterns of Drug Use in Local Jurisdictions,”
International Journal of the Addictions, Vol. 23, 1988: 1071-1081.

Gray, Judge James P., “Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What
We Can Do About It: A Judicial Indictment of the War on Drugs.”
Reviewed for Criminal Law Bulletin. Vol. 39, No. 1, Jan.- Feb.,
2003:122-125.

Houghton, Eleni and Ann M. Roche (editors), “Learning About
Drinking.” Reviewed for Journal of Studies on Alcohol. Vol. 63,
No. 4, July 2002:503.

Barlow, H.D. “Introduction to Criminology (6th ed.).” Reviewed for
Teaching Sociology. Vol. 22, 1994:125-126.

Sanders, Clinton R. (ed.), “Marginal Conventions: Popular Culture,
Mass Media and Social Deviance.” Reviewed for Contemporary
Sociology. Vol. 20, 1991:612-613.

Reid, Sue Titus, Criminal Law (2nd ed.). Reviewed for Macmillan
Publishing Company. Feb., 1991.

“Alcohol, Drugs, and Public Policy.” Pp. 175-179 in The Sociology
of Alcohol & Drugs Syllabi and Teaching Materials, Compiled
and Edited by Roman, Johnson, Dembo, VanDevender, and
Chiungos. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association. 2000.

“Current Topics: Hate Crimes.” Pp. 32-34 in Teaching About
Ethnoviolence and Hate Crimes: A Resource Guide,
Compiled and
Edited by Ferber et al. Washington, DC: American Sociological
Association. 2007.

Academic Career

University of South Carolina Upstate, 1989 to present
Position: Assistant to Associate Professor
Areas taught:
     Introduction to Criminal Justice
     Alcohol, Drugs, and Public Policy
     Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
     Policing in America
     Crime in America
     Criminal Law
     Minorities, Crime, and Criminal Justice
     Topics: Hate Crimes
     Introduction to Sociology
     Women in Law and Medicine
     The Criminal Courts
     Law and Society
     Research Methods
     Senior Seminar: Criminal Justice Program Evaluation

Smith College, Spring Semester, 1988
Position: Visiting Lecturer
Course taught:
    
Law and Society

Towson State University, 1981 to 1987
Position: Assistant Visiting Professor
Courses taught:
     Introduction to Sociology
     The Problem Drinker

 

Department Chair

Dr. Reid C. Toth 
Media 306 
(864) 503-5614

Contact Us
USC Upstate
Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice & Women's Studies
Media, Room 317
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5701
Fax: 864-503-5705
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