- GRADUATE STUDIES
- STUDENT LIFE
J. Forbes Farmer
Professor of Sociology, Social Work and Counseling
Ph.D. Sociology and Social Work, Boston University
Prior to coming to Franklin Pierce University over 25 years ago, Professor Farmer founded and administered for three years a delinquency prevention program with ties to two cities and juvenile parole and juvenile probation departments. Professor Farmer designed our criminal justice curriculum, and teaches the theoretical courses in deviance and social control, criminology and corrections, and the methods courses in quantitative and qualitative research. Often taking his classes on field trips to prisons, he is a fair and demanding teacher whose courses are always full. He has published many articles in the areas of penology, correctional management and inmate subculture, and is presently conducting research on shoplifting.