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Faculty | Professor, Sociology & Criminal Justice / Co-Director, Post-Prison Program / Director, Institute for Peace & Justice / Department Chairperson

Emily Horowitz

Contact Information

[email protected]
Office: 718-489-5446
Room 6016


Wrongful Convictions and False Confessions; Miscarriages of Justice Involving Crimes Against Children; Sex Offenses; Sociology of Education


B.A., Bard College (History)
Ph.D., Yale University (Sociology)


At St. Francis, Professor Horowitz teaches courses in sociology and criminal justice and founded and co-directs the Post-Prison Program (a nationally recognized program that helps formerly incarcerated students earn college degrees). Her scholarly research extends from a focus on sex offenses to wrongful convictions to various topics in educational policy.

She directs the Senior Citizen Lecture Series, with colleagues in the History and American Studies departments, a free weekly event with invited guest lecturers for senior citizens and members of the community. She is frequently quoted in media outlets about sex offense policies and has delivered keynote addresses at two major sex offense advocacy conferences. She is currently working on the forthcoming From Rage to Reason: Why We Need Sex Crime Laws Based on Facts, Not Fear, to be published by Praeger in 2022.

Other recent publications include Protecting Our Kids? How Sex Offender Laws Are Failing Us (Praeger, 2015), which was a 2016 Choice Outstanding Academic Title and co-editor, with Law Professor Larry Dubin, of Caught in the Web of the Criminal Justice System: Autism, Developmental Disabilities and Sex Offenses.

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