Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Ph.D. -- Rutgers University (Criminal Justice)
B.A. -- State University of New York at Geneseo (Sociology and Political Science)
Dr. Perrone's areas of specialization are drug use, drug policy, deviance, and ethnographic or other qualitative research methods. Her new book, The High Life: Club Kids, Harm, and Drug Policy from Lynne-Rienner Publishers, dissects the drug user stereotype through understanding patterns of use, drug experiences and mitigating factors of harm. Currently, Dr. Perrone is completing a project addressing the patterns of use and harms of salvia divinorum. She is also a co-principal investigator on another project assessing the effects of Massachusetts marijuana decriminalization policy on marijuana use. Ultimately, she is interested in investigating drug use to illuminate the nature of drug use patterns and harms, and to inform drug policies. She has also written various articles within the criminal justice field – topics including the privatization of prisons and self-control theory.
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Office Location: Engineering Technologies (E-Tec) 246