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Faculty Directory » Randall Grometstein

Behavioral Sciences

Office Hours:

Semester: On sabbatical Fall 2019

Office Information:

Room Number: McKay Room 242
Phone: 978-665-3612

Courses Taught:

Women in Criminal Justice (CJ 2450)
Ethics in Criminal Justice (CJ 2651)
Correctional Theory and Practice (CJ 2650)
Community Corrections (CJ 3300)
Introduction to Criminal Justice (CJ 1000)
Law and Society (SOC 3500)
Gangs and Organized Crime (CJ 3100)
Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crime (CJ 3000)
Prime Time Crime (online)
Criminology (SOC 2750)
Colloquium (CJ 4100)


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

Research Interests:

Wrongful conviction, social construction theory, courts and prosecutors, criminological theory, corrections.

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," in 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:

American Society of Criminology
Society for the Study of Social Problems
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, chair, Law and Public Policy Section