Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice; (Ph.D. Arizona State University).
Phone: (904) 620-1644
Office: Building 51, Room 2307
Dr. Michael Hallett is a full Professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of North Florida. Dr. Hallett just finished his fourth book and has published research appearing in numerous additional 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 to four journals: Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law & Society; 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 has completed extensive work with local organizations assistingex-offenders including Prisoners of Christ, Operation New Hope, Hubbard House, the City of Jacksonville, JCCI and others. He has written over $600k in grants and contracts. Dr. Hallett’s areas of concentration in research and teaching are Corrections & Social Inequality, Privatization, Critical Race Theory, and Punishment & Society. Most recently, Dr. Hallett led a three-year study at America’s largest maximum-security prison, “Angola” (aka Louisiana State Penitentiary) exploring the religious lives of long-term inmates. Dr. Hallett is pictured below with Dr. John Robson, Director, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary program at Angola. Dr. Hallett also serves as a Senior Research Fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion.
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