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Thomas LeBel, Ph.D.

CABHR scientist and associate professor of criminal justice, HBSSW

Dr. LeBel is the author or co-author of numerous articles and book chapters on prisoner reentry, desistance from crime, stigma, and drug treatment. In particular, his research incorporates a “strengths-based” perspective in regard to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. He has also served as a consultant and panelist for several prisoner re-entry-related projects. His teaching includes undergraduate courses in corrections and introduction to criminal justice, as well as graduate courses in corrections.

Dr. LeBel received his doctorate in criminal justice from the University at Albany, State University of New York. His dissertation, “Invisible stripes? Formerly incarcerated persons perceptions of and responses to stigma,” examines the impact of stigma on the lives of persons who were formerly incarcerated. 

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