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Michael L. Benson

Title: Professor
Office: 660P TEACHER-DYER
Tel: 513-556-5830
Email: michael.benson@uc.edu

Michael L. Benson received his PhD in sociology from the University of Illinois in 1982.  He has published extensively on white-collar and corporate crime in leading journals, including Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and Social Problems.  He is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology and a former President of the White-Collar Crime Research Consortium of the National White-Collar Crime Research Center.  He received the Outstanding Scholarship Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems Division on Crime and Juvenile Delinquency for his book, Combating Corporate Crime: Local Prosecutors at Work.  In 2016, he co-edited The Oxford Handbook on White-Collar Crime with Shanna R. Van Slyke and Francis T. Cullen.  He has also authored two editions of Life-Course Criminology: An Introduction. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Justice, the Centers for Disease Control, and private research foundations.  He is currently preparing the 3rd edition of White-Collar Crime: An Opportunity Perspective with Sally S. Simpson and writing a monograph on Emotions in Crime and Criminal Justice.

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