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Faculty Profile

Francis Danso Boateng

Criminal Justice & Legal Studies
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Legal Studies
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Mayes M303
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-7902
Joined UM: September 30, 2016

Areas of Expertise


Brief Bio

Dr. Francis D. Boateng joined the Department of Legal Studies, University of Mississippi in the Fall of 2016 from the University of Minnesota Crookston Campus, where he served as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Liberal Arts and Education for a little over a year. He received his PhD in criminal justice and criminology from Washington State University, and is currently working on series of projects testing the organizational justice and support theories in a comparative context. He is also developing a book manuscript that provides both historical and contemporary accounts of policing in Ghana. His main research interests include comparative criminal justice, comparative policing, Police legitimacy, international security, victimology, quantitative research, crime, law and justice. In addition to presenting papers at professional conferences such as American Society of Criminology (ASC), Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), and Western Association of Criminal Justice (WACJ), his recent publications have appeared in a number of well-respected journals, including International Criminal Justice Review, Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies, Victims & Offenders: An International Journal of Evidence-based Research, Policy, and Practice, International Review of Victimology, Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Police Journal: Theory, Practice, and Principles, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy. In addition, he is a journal reviewer for over 15 high-ranking peer-review criminal justice and criminology journals.


Criminal Justice
Washington State University (2015)

Committee Memberships

Applied Sciences Curriculum Committee
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