Linda Bucci, J.D.Chair of Justice Studies; Professor of Justice Studies
Office: Plummer House
Department: Justice Studies
Degrees: Juris Doctor, Boston College Law School; M.S., Criminal Justice, Northeastern University; B.A., Boston College
Linda Bucci's professional and scholarly interests are in the area of criminal law, with a specialization in the study of violence against women, children and other disenfranchised groups. Most recently she has developed expertise and interest specifically in the cultural aspects of this social issue having presented two papers internationally on the impact of Muslim migration on domestic violence policy in Europe. In the summer of 2006 she presented her paper, “A Case in Point: How a European Nation and its Immigrant Population May Differ in Viewing Issues of Criminal Law with Respect to Women” at a conference sponsored by the International Society for the Study of European Ideas ("ISSEI") at the University of Malta. She will continue her research in this arena on her sabbatical in the spring of 2008.
Prior to her tenure at Lasell College, Linda Bucci worked in the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office for several years holding various positions including Director of Training, Chief of the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit, and Supervising Attorney for the Dorchester District Court. She also was a full-time Visiting Professor of Clinical Education at Boston College Law School. Linda is an experienced law instructor having also taught at Boston University School of Law in the Legal Research and Writing Program. She has also worked as a superior court felony trial prosecutor for several years in the Norfolk County District Attorney's Office and has worked in a litigation law firm as well. Linda currently serves on the Program Committee of the Second Step (a community organization providing services and housing for victims of domestic violence and their families). She also is a member of the City of Newton's Relationship Violence Action Committee. Professor Bucci has a special interest in experiential learning, working with colleagues to continue to develop international service learning opportunities for Lasell students.