UNC Criminal Justice Professor to Present in China

Philip Reichel, professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Northern Colorado, is one of four U.S. professors selected to participate in a symposium on Transnational Crime Prevention and Policing Strategies Oct. 12-13 in Hangzhou, China.

Reichel will cover "Combating Transnational Crime: The Human Trafficking Example" and "Research Methodologies for Comparative Criminal Justice." The symposium is co-sponsored by China's Ministry of Public Security and Zhejiang Police College.

Specifically, Reichel will use research from the United Nations as well as research he conducted in Europe to explain the importance of countries working together to help prevent crimes such as human trafficking. Reichel will propose strategies such as information sharing and mutual legal assistance agreements as part of the solution.

Reichel has participated in several U.N. initiatives to internationalize criminal justice education, presented a paper on the rule of law at last spring's U.N. Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Salvador, Brazil, and served as a panelist at the U.N. Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice last year in Vienna, Austria.

A former counselor at the Nebraska Correctional Complex in Lincoln, he has taught at UNC since 1983. He's the author of two textbooks, "Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: A Topical Approach," and "Introduction to Corrections." He is also editor of the Handbook of Transnational Crime & Justice and recently served as the International Section Chair in the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Kansas State University.