Criminal Justice Prof Accused Of Faking Hate Crime


Kerri Dunn taught criminal justice but she was a shoplifter, says the Los Angeles Times. While earning a Ph.D. in psychology, she was ordered into counseling for stealing. Dunn, 39, was a hero to some students at Claremont McKenna College, speaking out for the oppressed. Then she became the professor who may have betrayed them. Dunn assailed, but she now is suspected of staging one.

Dunn, a Catholic converting to Judaism, had returned from a campus forum on racial intolerance March 9 and found her car spray-painted with slurs, the windows smashed, and tires punctured. A week later, Claremont police alleged that Dunn, who has a law degree, had done it herself. The FBI and the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office are investigating.


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