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Faculty Directory » Randall Grometstein

Behavioral Sciences

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2019
On sabbatical

Office Information:

Room Number: MCK 242
Phone: (978) 665-3612

Courses Taught:

Criminal Justice

Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJ 1000)
Women in Criminal Justice (CJ 2450)
Correctional Theory and Practice (CJ 2650)
Ethics in Criminal Justice (CJ 2651)
Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crime (CJ 3000)
Gangs and Organized Crime (CJ 3100)
Community Corrections (CJ 3300)
Colloquium (CJ 4100)
Prime Time Crime (online)


Criminology (SOC 2750)
Law and Society (SOC 3500)


Ph.D., Northeastern University (Law, Policy and Society)
M.S., Northeastern University (Criminal Justice)
J.D., Boston University School of Law
B.A., Swarthmore College

Research Interests:

Wrongful conviction
Social construction theory
Courts and prosecutors
Criminological theory

Representative Publications:

Randall Grometstein and Jen Balboni. “Backing Out of a Constitutional Ditch: Constitutional Remedies for Gross Prosecutorial Misconduct Post Thompson.” 2012. Albany Law Review, vol. 75, no. 3, pages 1243-1281. Available at the Albany Law Review website.

Steven Schachter, William Mandell, Scott Harshbarger, and Randall Grometstein. "Managing Relationships with Industry: A Physician's Compliance Manual." Academic Press. 2008.

"Wrongful Conviction and the Moral Panic About Organized Child Abuse: National and International Perspectives," Wrongful Conviction: International Perspectives on Miscarriages of Justice, ed. C. Ronald Huff and Martin Kilias, Temple University Press. 2008.

"Prosecutorial Misconduct and Noble Cause Corruption," Criminal Law Bulletin, vol. 43, no. 1 (January 2007).

Entries entitled "Lizzie Borden" and "Legal Issues in Prison Treatment Programs for Women" in Nicole Rafter, ed., The Encyclopedia of Women and Crime, Oryx Press (2000).

Entry entitled "Evolutionary Perspectives on Crime" in David Levinson, ed., Encyclopedia of Crime & Punishment, Berkshire Reference Works, Sage (2001).

Grometstein, R. (2018). “Miscarriages of Justice.” In the Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media and Popular Culture, Nicole Rafter and Michelle Brown, eds., Oxford University Press. Part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedias.

Grometstein, R. (In Press.) "The ethics of forensic science: proceed with caution." In R. Johnson (Ed.), Emerging and Advanced Technologies in Diverse Forensic Sciences. Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge. 

Professional Affiliations:

ASC - American Society of Criminology
SSSP - Society for the Study of Social Problems
ACJS - Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (Chair, Law and Public Policy Section)