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The SAS Honors Faculty Mentor Program
The SAS Honors Faculty Mentor Program
The SAS Honors Faculty Mentor Program
The SAS Honors Faculty Mentor Program
The SAS Honors Faculty Mentor Program
The SAS Honors Faculty Mentor Program

Faculty Mentor Program

Carr, Patrick J.

Carr PatrickProfessor Patrick J. Carr, is the Program Director of the Program in Criminal Justice, as well as Associate Professor of Sociology, and an Associate Member of the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago in 1998, and his Master’s degree in Sociology from University College Dublin in 1990. His research interests include communities and crime, informal social control, youth violence, and the transition to adulthood. He is the co-author, along with Maria J. Kefalas of Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What it Means for America (2009, Beacon Press), and author of Clean Streets: Controlling Crime, Maintaining Order and Building Community Activism (2005, NYU Press). He has published in the American Journal of Sociology, Criminology, Sociological Forum, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and other peer review outlets. He co-edited Coming of Age in America: the Transition to Adulthood in the Twenty-First Century (2011, University of California Press). Carr and his wife, Maria Kefalas (Saint Joseph’s University), are founders of the Philadelphia Youth Solutions Project (, which “offers a safe space for Philadelphia’s young people to explain their views and emotions about the danger and violence that consumes so much of their daily lives. Carr’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and on NPR, and he has published opinion editorials in The Root, The Huffington Post,and The Atlantic (online). He has delivered keynote addresses on rural brain drain and redevelopment all over the American Heartland, and he is frequently asked to speak to international audiences about police-community co-production of order.

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