Steven E. Barkan
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Barkan’s public policy expertise lies in the field of crime and criminal justice, with a focus on racial prejudice and support by the public for the death penalty and for other punitive criminal justice policies. He has authored an award-winning criminology textbook, now in its fifth edition, as well as other textbooks on criminal justice, law and society, and introductory sociology.
Over the years Barkan been interviewed by local, state, and, occasionally, national press on crime and criminal justice topics, and sometimes on other sociological topics. OpEds include:
Talks and Briefings
Barkan has given several public talks over the years to campus and local audiences.