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Associate Professor of Sociology
Kevin Early
4028-B CASL Building
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128
Winter 2020 MW 3:30 - 5:00 pm and by appointment

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Biography and Education

Kevin E. Early, Ph.D. is a criminologist and associate professor of sociology at The University of Michigan-Dearborn. He specializes in criminology, corrections, alcohol and drug behavior, and deviance.

He is a Certified Criminal Justice Specialist (CCJS), Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC), and Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with more than twenty-five years’ experience in the fields of mental health, corrections, and substance abuse.

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Selected Publications

Besides publications in death and dying, race and ethnic relations, prison-based treatment, and corrections, Dr. Early is the author of Religion and Suicide in the African-American Community (Greenwood, 1992), the coauthor of Nameless Persons: Legal Discrimination Against Non-Marital Children in America (Praeger, 1994), Drug Treatment Behind Bars: Prison-Based Strategies for Change (Edited/Praeger, 1996), and Criminal Justice in Michigan (Allyn and Bacon, Supplement, 2005).

His book, Religion and Suicide in the African-American Community, has been compared to the work of Elliot Liebow in his Talley's Corner that was an award-winning study.


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