Dr. Michael Hallett
Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice; (Ph.D. Arizona State University).
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, Critical Criminology and others. Dr. Hallett's focus is Corrections & Social Inequality, Punishment & Society, and Religion & Crime. Dr. Hallett designed Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Pretrial Services Unit (drug treatment/diversion) and has completed extensive work with local organizations including Prisoners of Christ, Operation New Hope, Hubbard House, the City of Jacksonville, JCCI and others. 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. He 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. Dr. Hallett has chaired two academic departments at UNF (Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice and Criminology & Criminal Justice) after first directing the Graduate program in Criminal Justice. 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. Dr Hallett also serves as a Senior Research Fellow at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion.
- Hallett, M. (Guest Editor) Special Issue * Social Justice * "Emancipatory Justice." Forthcoming 2017.
- Hallett, M., J. Hays, B. Johnson, SJ Jang, G Duwe (In press). The Angola Prison Seminary: Effects of Faith-based Ministry on Identity Transformation, Desistance, and Rehabilitation. Oxford, UK: Routledge.**
- Hallett, Michael A. 2006. Private Prisons in America: A Critical Race Perspective. Chicago: University of Illinois Press.**
- Hallett, Michael A. (Editor). 1997. Activism and Marginalization in the AIDS Crisis. New York: Routledge.**
- Hallett, Michael A. and Dennis J. Palumbo. 1993. U.S. Criminal Justice Interest Groups: Institutional Profiles. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.**
- Interim Chairperson, Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice, UNF (2004).
- Director, MSCJ Graduate Program, UNF (2001-2003).
- Member, Board of Directors * Prisoners of Christ (non-profit prisoner reentry organization).
- Member, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Resources Committee.
- Management Team * JCCL Homicide Study * City of Jacksonville.
- Oversight Committee, Jacksonville Journey * Appointed to a 4 year term by Mayor John Peyton.
- Jacksonville Journey, Member, Rehabilitation Subcommittee.
- Legends, Pioneers, Trailblazers Award * Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Florida.
- Gandhi, King, Ikeda Award * Morehouse College * Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel * For: Private Prisons in America: A Critical Race Perspective. Chicago: University of Illinois Press.
- Outstanding Graduate Alumnus Award * Arizona State University. School of Justice Studies.
- Sustained Performance Award * University of North Florida, Academic Affairs.
- Certificate of Appreciation, UNF Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: "for six consecutive years of external funding."
- Inaugural Class Member, Leadership UNF * Office of the President, University of North Florida.
- Founding Chair, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, UNF (2 terms, 2005-2013).