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William Pruitt

Bill Pruitt

Assistant Professor

Criminal Justice


B.A., Criminal Justice, University of Hartford
J.D., Law, Syracuse University College of Law
Ph.D., Criminology and Public Policy, Northeastern University
I have been studying criminal justice for several years now. I received my undergraduate degree in criminal justice and then obtained my law degree. Following that I pursued my Ph.D. in criminology. I enjoy these issues and think they are important for everyone to know about.

As I enjoy criminal justice as a topic, my hobbies tend to revolve around these issues. I enjoy reading mystery and detective stories for the puzzles and the logic games. My favorite movie is Clue, it is very funny, I highly recommend watching it.
  • Genocide
  • Crimes against humanity
  • Legal responses to atrocity crimes
  • Pruitt, William R.  (2021).  An introduction to the criminology of genocide.  Palgrave.
  • Pruitt, William.  (2018).  Why Kagame should not seek another term.  African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies, 11(1), 55-70.
  • Pruitt, William.  (2017).  Using And then there were none to teach crime.  Academic Exchange Quarterly, 21(4), 60-65.
  • Pruitt, William.  (2017).  Understanding genocide denial legislation: A comparative analysis.  International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, 12(2), 270-284.
  • Pruitt, William.  (2017).  Crime and punishment in Rwanda.  Contemporary Justice Review, 20(2), 193-210.