Ex-Inmates Bring Their Experience To Criminology

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/09/arts/09CRIM.html?ex=1061006400 Stephen Richards of Northern Kentucky University is a self-described "convict criminologist," one of a small group of ex-convict professors who are challenging some of the academic establishment's assumptions about prisons and inmates, the New York Times reports. With convictions ranging from drug trafficking to armed robbery to murder, they have tenure-track positions at universities, attend academic conferences, and act as mentors to current convicts who hope to join . . .

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