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Member Gary LaFree  

 Gary LaFree

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and
   Responses to Terrorism (START) 

University of Maryland

 

   

GARY LAFREE is professor of criminology and criminal justice and director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland. During 2005-2006, Dr. LaFree served as president of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) and was named a fellow of the ASC in 2006. He has also served as the past president of the ASC’s Division on International Criminology, the chair of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Crime, Law and Deviance, the Executive Board of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and the Executive Committee of the Justice Research Statistics Association. While at the University of Maryland, Dr. LaFree has been a founding member of the Democracy Collaborative and an invited member of the National Consortium of Violence Research. Dr. LaFree has written over 80 articles and book chapters and three books, mostly looking at criminal and political violence. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Indiana University in 1979.  Read More

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