Randall Grometstein, PhD, Criminal Justice, Behavioral Sciences | Fitchburg State University
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Faculty Directory » Randall Grometstein

Behavioral Sciences

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
By appointment. Please contact Dr. Grometstein.

Office Information:

Room Number: McKay Complex 242
Phone: 978.665.3612
Email: rgrometstein@fitchburgstate.edu

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:


Balboni, J. & Grometstein, R. (2012). “Backing Out of a Constitutional Ditch: Constitutional Remedies for Gross Prosecutorial Misconduct Post Thompson.” Albany Law Review, 75(3), pp. 1243-1281.

Grometstein, R. (2007). "Prosecutorial Misconduct and Noble Cause Corruption." Criminal Law Bulletin, 43(1), pp. 63-75.


Grometstein, R. et al. (2008). Managing Relationships with Industry: A Physician's Compliance Manual. Academic Press.


Grometstein, R. (2000). "Lizzie Borden" and "Legal Issues in Prison Treatment Programs for Women." In N. Rafter (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Women and Crime. Oryx Press.

Grometstein, R. (2001). "Evolutionary Perspectives on Crime." In D. Levinson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Crime & Punishment. Berkshire Reference Works, Sage.

Grometstein, R. (2008). "Wrongful Conviction and the Moral Panic About Organized Child Abuse: National and International Perspectives." In C.R. Huff & M. Kilias (Eds.), Wrongful Conviction: International Perspectives on Miscarriages of Justice. Temple University Press.

Grometstein, R. (2018). "The ethics of forensic science: proceed with caution." In R. Johnson (Ed.), Emerging and Advanced Technologies in Diverse Forensic Sciences. Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge. 

Grometstein, R. (2018). “Miscarriages of Justice.” In N. Rafter & M. Brown (Eds.), the Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media and Popular Culture. Oxford University Press.

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)