Francesca Spina

Francesca Spina Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Department and the Coordinator of the Criminal Justice Program at Springfield College. Dr. Spina is also an adjunct faculty member in the Division of Online and Continuing Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She earned a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a B.A. in Economics from Trinity College. 

Dr. Spina’s research interests include race and justice, environmental justice, ex-offender rehabilitation and reentry, and criminal justice policy reform. She has published and presented nationally on these topics.

Book Reviews by Francesca Spina

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“Consent on Campus: A Manifesto is a timely book addressing many issues that today’s college students are facing. It is highly recommended . . .”

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“The criminal justice system has adapted itself to the world of mass incarceration.”

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“America is a rampage nation, where mass shootings now pose the greatest credible threat to public safety, surpassing even terrorism.”

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“If Americans understood the extent to which policing fails to supervise itself, fails to rid the system of corrupt or corrosive cops, they would likely be shocked.”