Professor to Present at United Nations Crime Congress

Philip Reichel, professor of Criminal Justice and director of the School of Sociology and Criminal Justice, has been selected by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences to represent the organization at the 12th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

This year the congress, which is held every five years in different parts of the world, will be in Salvador, Brazil, from April 12-19. The event is the world's largest and most diverse gathering of policymakers and practitioners in the areas of crime prevention and criminal justice. Reichel will present a paper on teaching the Rule of Law. Reichel has participated in several U.N. initiatives to internationalize criminal justice education 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, Reichel 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.

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