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, The Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Contemporary Justice Review, Critical Criminology and others. Dr. Hallett was founding chairman of the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at UNF, serving from 2004 - 2013. Dr. Hallett received the Outstanding Graduate Alumnus Award from his doctoral alma mater, Arizona State University, in 2007. In 2006, he received the Gandhi, King Ikeda Award from Morehouse College for his book Private Prisons in America: A Critical Race Perspective.
Dr. Hallett’s current research is focused on faith-based programs.He currently has affiliations as Senior Research Fellow at Florida State University’s Project on Accountable Justice and as Non-Resident Scholar in Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. He is currently on sabbatical doing research at Louisiana State Penitentiary (“Angola”).
Dr. Hallett frequently works on local justice issues in Jacksonville. He designed Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Pre-trial Services Unit and has completed extensive work with local organizations including Operation New Hope, Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida, Hubbard House, the City of Jacksonville, WJCT, JCCI and others. See some of Dr. Hallett's recent community work here: http://jacksonvillejustice.wordpress.com/
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