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Pierce coauthors article on child neglect sentencing decisions

7/11/2011 —

Mari B. Pierce, assistant professor of criminal justice at Penn State Beaver, is the coauthor of “Assessing the Influence of Familial Paternalism on Child Neglect Sentencing Decisions,” an article that appeared online in June in the American Journal of Criminal Justice.

Pierce began teaching in the fall semester for the new bachelor’s degree in administration of justice at Beaver. Before coming to Penn State, Pierce was an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Western Oregon University. She also served as the instructor of record for the Department of Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Department of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University.

She holds a doctorate in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in criminal justice from New Mexico State University, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Whitman College.

Pierce can be contacted at mbp16@psu.edu or 724-773-3549.

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