Dr. Molly Buchanan

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice


An Assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Dr. Molly Buchanan is a New England native who flew south to earn her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of Florida. Compelled by past practitioner experience in various Massachusetts social and criminal justice agencies, her primary research interests include developmental and life-course criminology, relative effects of risk and protective factors for antisocial outcomes, and advancing the evidence base for prevention-intervention policy and practice. These topics are woven into her courses through real-world examples of abstract concepts, in-class and online activities, and specially curated selections of readings, videos, and written assignments.


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School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


Dyson 343




(845) 575-3000 ext. 2366