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Dr. Paul R. Schupp

Dr. Paul R. Schupp

Department Chairperson, Associate Professor

Curriculum Vita:


Dr. Schupp earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University in 1993. He received his M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany—SUNY in 1994 where he earned his Ph.D. in 2004. He teaches undergraduate courses in Principles of Justice, and Imprisonment and Corrections. In the graduate program he teaches the introductory course System-Wide Issues in Criminal Justice, the Seminar on Criminal Justice Ethics, and the Seminar on Organizational and White Collar Crime. His research has been published in journals such as Critical Issues in Justice and Politics, Criminal Justice Policy Review, and Journal of Criminal Justice Research. His scholarly interests include the philosophical justifications for criminal punishment, the political economy of imprisonment, criminal justice ethics, and corporate and elite crime and deviance. He is a member of Amnesty International, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the American Society of Criminology’s Critical Criminology Section. He also serves as the Department’s Internship Director.