Bayley Named New Criminal Justice Dean

David H. Bayley

David H. Bayley, a 10-year member of the School of Criminal Justice faculty and a national leader in the study of comparative criminal justice and police behavior, has been named the new dean, effective this month. Bayley replaces David Duffee, who served the longest tenure as dean — seven years — in the School's 27-year history. Duffee is returning full-time to the faculty.

"We're pleased that such a distinguished scholar has accepted this post," said President Hitchcock. "He is a tremendous choice to lead one of the nation's seminal programs in criminal justice. And we also acknowledge the outstanding contributions provided by Dean Duffee, who has led the School to its current premier standing among universities throughout the world."

Said Richard Nathan, provost of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, "We conducted a nationwide search and found the best candidate right here at Rockefeller College."

Bayley, who served as the School's acting dean in 1992, has been one of the nation's foremost investigators into police behavior, including its tendencies towards brutality and mistreatment of minorities. He has studied the issues intensely not only for the U.S., but for the nations of India and Japan as well.

His most comprehensive look at prospects for policing in modern democracies was published just last year in book form by Oxford University Press, Police for the Future.

"David Bayley is not only an eminent scholar whose work is of critical importance to societies throughout the world, but an educator with a strong background as an administrator and years of leadership in service to the University and the SUNY system," said Judy Genshaft, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Bayley came to Albany after 24 years on the faculty of the University of Denver's Graduate School of International Studies, where he also served two year as acting dean. In his years at the University he has received U.S. research grants from the National Institute of Justice and the National Science Foundation, and foreign awards from the Government of Canada and the All-Japan Crime Prevention Association. He was also made a professional fellow by the Japan Foundation in 1989.

At Albany he chaired the Schools committee on undergraduate studies in 1991-92, was a member of the ad hoc search committee for Rockefeller College provost and Rockefeller Institute director in 1989-90, and was chair of the criminal justice faculty in 1987-88.

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