Dr. Paul Lucas

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 also was a liaison to community corrections offices and local and state correctional institutions. He 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:

  • Courts
  • Problem-Solving Courts
  • Program Evaluation
  • Criminal Justice Policy

Courses Taught:

  • CJ 2150: The Court System
  • CJ 3001: Writing in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 3537: Problem-Solving Courts
  • CJ 4534: Situational Crime Prevention
  • CJ 4540: Punishment and Sentencing
Title: Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Department: lucaspa@appstate.edu

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7913

Fax: (828) 262-2947

Office address
352J Anne Belk Hall


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