[Press and Public Relations] Leicester Lecturer Heads New International Crime Studies Division

October 2001

No 146

The Division of International Criminology of the American Society of Criminology has elected a University of Leicester academic as its new Chair.

Dr Rosemary Barberet, a lecturer in criminal justice in the University's renowned Scarman Centre, will spearhead learning initiatives in the international study of criminology.

She will Chair the International Division of the American Society of Criminology for a two year term. The International Division is a 400-member constituent unit of the American Society of Criminology that serves to foster research and exchange of information concerning criminology in an international perspective, as well as to encourage effective teaching and practice of criminological principles and to develop curricula for courses in international criminology.

Dr Barberet said: "It is an honour to succeed George Washington University's William Chambliss in this role, especially at this time in history when it is so important to promote international knowledge about crime. This position also reflects on the standing of the Scarman Centre, an internationally renowned centre in the fields of criminology, policing and security."

Dr Barberet, a native of Connecticut, USA, holds degrees from Georgetown University, the University of Massachusetts and the University of Maryland and came to the University of Leicester after a decade of academic criminology in Spain. She is the Course Director for the MSc in Criminal Justice by distance learning.

NOTE TO NEWSDESK: For more information, please contact Dr Rosemary Barberet Lecturer in Criminal Justice Course Director, MSc in Criminal Justice Scarman Centre UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER, telephone 44(0)116 252 5767 Email rb78@le.ac.uk.

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