Dr. Paul A. Lucas earned his Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His areas of teaching and research focus on courts, problem-solving courts, evaluation, and criminal justice policy. Prior to obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Lucas worked within the magisterial, criminal, and problem-solving court system in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was also a liaison to community corrections offices and local and state correctional institutions. He also currently serves as the drug court evaluator for the 23rd Judicial District, Kansas. His most recent research has been published in Police Quarterly, Drug Court Review, and The International Journal of Law and Psychiatry.
Areas of Expertise & Interest:
- Problem-Solving Courts
- Criminal Justice Policy
- CJ 2150: The Court System
- CJ 3537: Problem-Solving Courts
- CJ 4540: Punishment and Sentencing
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