Colleen P. Eren, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice and Director of the Criminology and Criminal Justice program at William Paterson University, is an expert in white-collar crime, crime and media, critical criminology, qualitative methods, and social movements.
Eren is the author of the book, “Bernie Madoff and the Crisis: The Public Trial of Capitalism,” which examined how the high-profile Ponzi scheme became a vehicle through which to discuss social and economic issues leading to the Financial Crisis of 2008. She previously served as the director of organizing at New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty, a non-profit which successfully kept capital punishment out of New York, and was a steering committee member of Amnesty’s Program to Abolish the Death Penalty. She has been published in numerous academic journals, including, The Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, The Journal of Sport and Social Issues and Community College Journal of Research and Practice.
Eren received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the City University of New York Graduate Center and B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa) in Humanities and Social Sciences from Hofstra University.