Sarah Abbott , Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Office: Plummer House
Department: Justice Studies
Degrees: Ph.D. A.B.D. Law, Policy and Society, Northeastern University, Boston; M.S. Criminal Justice University of Massachusetts, Lowell; B.A. Community Studies, concentration on Youth and Community Work, Bradford and Ilkley College, England
Dr. Abbott is completing her Ph.D. in Law, Policy, and Society at Northeastern University. She has taught a variety of courses at Boston University and Mass Bay Community College, and she has also run seminars and workshops for police departments and other organizations. She is currently the Director of Jail Diversion Programs for the Framingham Police Department, and she has presented and published widely on the topics of jail diversion programs and the treatment of mental illness in the justice system.
What is your teaching philosophy for Lasell courses?
In my classes students are encouraged to think critically about the world in which we live and the issues which impact individuals and actors within the Criminal Justice system. I enjoy the Connected Learning approach that we have at Lasell as it enables me to introduce experiential learning in my classroom and take students outside of the classroom and into the "real world".