Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice; (Ph.D. Arizona State University).
Phone: (904) 620-1644
Office: Building 51, Room 2307
Dr. Michael Hallett is a
Professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the
University of North Florida. Dr. Hallett’s work has appeared in numerous
books and journals including Punishment & Society, Journal of Offender
Rehabilitation, Contemporary Justice Review, Critical Criminology and others.
Dr. Hallett has served as principal investigator on grants from the US
Department of Justice, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Jacksonville Sheriff’s
Office, Jesse Ball DuPont Foundation, and several other organizations. He’s
testified before four state legislatures on issues related to prison
privatization and held Editorial Board appointments for three journals: Journal
of Criminal Justice Education, Contemporary Justice Review, and Humanity &
Society. Dr. Hallett frequently works on local justice issues in Jacksonville
and has completed over a dozen funded projects at UNF, often employing students
in the research. He designed Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Pre-trial Services
Unit (drug treatment/diversion) and completed extensive work with local
organizations assisting ex-offenders including Prisoners of Christ, Operation New Hope, Hubbard
House, the City of Jacksonville, WJCT, JCCI and
others. See some of Dr. Hallett's recent community work here: http://jacksonvillejustice.wordpress.com/. Dr. Hallett’s
areas of concentration in research and teaching are Corrections & Social
Inequality, Privatization, Critical Race Theory, and Punishment & Society.
Dr. Hallett’s current research is focused on faith-based corrections programs,
including serving as co-principal investigator on a project at Louisiana State
Penitentiary (“Angola”). Dr. Hallett is pictured below with Dr. John Robson,
Director, New Orleans Baptist
Theological Seminary program at Angola.
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