UROP Faculty Profile - Joan Mars
Dr. Joan Mars is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice. She earned her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies in Barbados, a Legal Education Certificate from Sir Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad, and her Ph.D. from Wayne State University. Dr. Mars is a Fulbright Scholar (2005-2006) and founding director of the Linden Legal Aid Center, Linden, Guyana (funded by UNICEF) and editor of the Center’s online quarterly newsletter "Legalines" to be launched shortly on the Center’s website at http://www.justiceforlinden.org.
Joan's research interests include Policing and the rule of law, Crime and justice in the Caribbean, Immigration and criminal justice policy, global criminology, international aid organizations and the protection of human rights.