Westfield State plans to resume its traditional, on-campus schedule for fall 2020. Given the ongoing uncertainties related to COVID-19, we believe it is also prudent to develop contingency plans. Updates will be communicated as they become available.×
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Alice Perry spent twenty years as a state prosecutor litigating major felony cases including homicide, arson, drug trafficking, sexual assault, gang, and gun crimes. She has worked with the FBI, DEA and ATF. She was an instructor at the Massachusetts State Police academy and an invited lecturer at numerous law enforcement venues. Dr. Perry is the 2015 program chair for the Comparative/International Courts section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Society, of which she is a member. She is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar, a member of the American Society of Criminology, a Criminal Justice advisory board member for a local community college, and was the St. Thomas More 2002 Lawyer of the Year.
Dr. Perry’s teaching focuses on American and comparative jurisprudence, with a pedagogical emphasis on the technological and forensic applications law enforcement personnel must master. Her research interests include policing and leadership issues from a national and global perspective; her current qualitative research is a series of interviews with noted luminaries in the criminal justice field.