Experts in Social Issues — Crime and Justice

Mark Berlin, Associate professor of political science 

Mark Berlin Expertise: international criminal justice, accountability for human rights violations, laws of war, genocide and crimes against humanity, torture

Media Type: Print, TV, Radio

Contact: (414) 288-6841


Paul Finkelman, Robert F. Boden Visiting Professor of Law

Paul FinkelmanLaw School

Expertise: Race and law; U.S. Constitution (History, 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment), Civil Rights, Immigration, Citizenship; Baseball and law; Slavery, Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War; Founding fathers (especially Jefferson, Madison, Washington, and John Marshall); History of the Supreme Court; Supreme Court decisions and emerging ethics issues; Issues of slavery, reparations, and diversity; Bubonic plague and pandemics in historical perspective.

Cell Phone: (518) 605-0296


Heather Hlavka, Associate Professor

Heather HlavkaSocial and Cultural Sciences

Expertise: Sexual Victimization and Offending, Partner Violence

Office Phone: (414) 288-6846


Richard Jones, Professor

Richard JonesSocial and Cultural Sciences

Expertise: Prisons, Parole and Re-entry, Comparative Crime and Justice

Office Phone: (414) 288-3436


Dr. Aleksandra Snowden, Assistant Professor

Aleksandra Snowden

Social and Cultural Sciences

Expertise: Crime mapping, crime analysis, GIS, criminology neighborhoods and crime, alcohol availability, crimes, violence, and injury, spatial analytical methods, spatial regression

(414) 288-6845



Meghan Stroshine, Associate Professor and Chair

Dr. Meghan StroshineSocial and Cultural Sciences

Expertise: Policing, Victimology, Domestic Violence

Office Phone: (414) 288-3437


Darren Wheelock, Associate Professor

Darren WheelockSocial and Cultural Sciences

Expertise: Criminal Punishment and Social Control, Prisoner Reentry and Collateral Consequences, Racial and Ethnic Inequality, Punitive Attitudes, Racial Attitudes, Survey Research Methods

Office Phone: (414) 288-7915