Michael Polakowski

Associate Professor

My interests focus on justice and ethical decision-making in society.  In the later 70s and early 80s I was a law enforcement officer, in various capacities, in Wisconsin.  While working I completed my Bachelors degree at Lakeland College and proceeded to the University of Wisconsin Madison to receive a Masters and Ph.D. in Sociology with concentrations in criminology, law and statistics.  At the University of Arizona I have taught courses ranging from General Education to Ph.D. seminars.  My research has ranged from life-course studies of deviance to the implementation and evaluation of drug courts to correctional theories and policy.  I am currently the Director of the Rombach Institute of Delinquency, Crime and Corrections.