Colleen Eren, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at William Paterson University, is an expert in white-collar crime, crime and media, criminological theory, qualitative methods, criminal justice reform policy and social movements.
Eren is the author of three books. “Reform Nation: The First Step Act and the Movement to End Mass Incarceration”; “Bernie Madoff and the Crisis: The Public Trial of Capitalism”; and “The Impact of Supreme Court Cases on U.S. Institutions.” 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.