Law and Society; Sociology of Drugs and Addiction; Crime, Deviance and Social Control; Law and Urban Justice; Occupations and Professions
Robert Granfield, PhD, is professor in the UB Department of Sociology and is co-founder and former director of the Initiative on Civic Engagement and Public Policy at UB. He is the author/editor of five books and over 80 scholarly articles, reprints and reviews in journals including Social Problems, Law and Society Review, Sociological Quarterly, and Sociological Forum. He has two major research interests: a) the study of law and legal institutions with a particular emphasis on the legal profession and b) the sociology of alcohol and drug use with an emphasis on natural recovery from addiction. Prof. Granfield is completing an anthology in critical addiction studies to be published by Routledge Press. He is currently conducting research on the institutionalization of global pro bono legal work, community re-integration of formerly incarcerated drug offenders, and domestic and international drug policy.