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Dr. Matt GreifeMarquette University

Lalumiere Hall, 347

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Assistant Professor

Social and Cultural Sciences

Matt’s research is focused on corporate, white collar and environmental crime.  Specifically, Matt is interested in learning how investigative and sentencing practices maintain and exacerbate existing environmental injustices and other social inequalities.  Matt also researches issues on police uses of force, sentencing practices in county/district courts and the cultural practices of criminal courts.  Along with being an instructor and researcher Matt worked as a criminal defense and civil rights trial attorney for over 10 years and specialized in unlawful uses of force by police, cruel and unusual punishment claims, equal protection issues and first amendment lawsuits.  He has litigated numerous civil and criminal trials in state and federal courts and is now retained as an expert witness and consultant on various lawsuits.  


2016        Ph.D., Sociology, University of Georgia

2014         M.A., Sociology, University of Georgia

2010        J.D., Whittier Law School

Courses Taught

CRLS 3100.  Carceral Systems, CRLS 1001., Introduction to Criminology, CRLS 4660. Law & Society, CRLS 4180.  Empathy, Crime and Justice

Research Interests

Law, criminology, social control, deviance, environmental crime, white collar and corporate crime

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Department of Social and Cultural Sciences
Lalumiere Hall, 340
1310 W. Clybourn St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 288-6838

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