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Richard BallAreas of expertise/Research interests: White-collar crime, criminology of consciousness, biosocial criminology

What do you like most about Penn State Fayette?
The students are in small classes with some of the best instructors I have ever seen.

What do you like most about teaching at Penn State Fayette?
I get to know the students personally.

What inspires students the most in your classes and/or your academic area? The opportunity to learn about the crimes of the wealthy and powerful which injure and kill so many people while seriously damaging the economy and the American Way of Life.

What is your favorite class project, and why?
Internships in criminal justice agencies. These give real job experience.

What kinds of unique opportunities are available to students in your classes or department?
They have the opportunity to interact with an internationally known faculty who have authored more than 15 books and 150 research articles.

What is your favorite quote?
  “The rich get richer and the poor get prison.”—Jeffrey Rieman

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Eberly Building, 206 H

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