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Allen Brown (2009)
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
B.A. University of Florida
Ph.D., J.D., University of Nebraska
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Allen J. Brown, J.D.,Ph.D., Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, teaches courses in Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Psychology. He joined the faculty of Anna Maria College in 2009 after having taught at Endicott College. Dr. Brown is a licensed psychologist with specialties in forensic psychology, clinical psychology, and clinical neuropsychological assessment, and an attorney admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He earned his Juris Doctor (law) and Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) from the Law and Psychology dual doctorate program at the University of Nebraska, the first program of its kind in the country.  Dr. Brown continued his training through Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Departments of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical school. Following the completion of his post-doctoral fellowship, he was a Clinical Instructor in Psychology in the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and served as the Director of Training for their Law & Psychiatry Service.

Dr. Brown has worked in several settings, including the Massachusetts Correctional System, the Massachusetts Treatment Center for Sexually Dangerous Persons, and Bridgewater State Hospital. He has taught at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels.  His courses have included Forensic Psychology, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Workplace and School Violence, Abnormal Psychology, and Neuropsychology. Dr. Brown consults to attorneys, government agencies, corporations, and school systems on a variety of issues, including School Violence, Violence in the Workplace, Child Sex Trafficking, Sexual Predators, Threat Assessment, Risk Assessment, Racial and Sexual Harassment, and Fitness for Duty. He provides evaluation, consultation, and expert testimony in criminal, civil, juvenile, and family law cases on a wide range of issues at the interface of psychology and law. He has testified as an expert witness in state and federal courts and in Military Court Martial proceedings in the United States and Europe. 

Recent Publications

Brown, A. (2012). The M’Naghten Test. In W. Miller (Ed.) The Social History of Crime

 and  Punishment in America  (pp. 1123-1126). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Brown, A. (2012). Obsenity laws. In W. Miller (Ed.) The Social History of Crime

          and Punishment in America (pp. 1277-1280). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Brown, A. (2012). Sex offenders. In W. Miller (Ed.) The Social History of Crime and

          Punishment in America (pp. 1647-1642). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Brown, A. (2012). Witness testimony. In W. Miller (Ed.) The Social History of

            Crime and Punishment in America ( pp. 1948-1952). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

LoCicero, A., Brown, A., & Sinclair, S.  (2010). Fear Across America in a Post 9/11

 World:Assessing the Impact of Continuous Threat. In R. J. Sterling & P. G. Zimbardo (Eds.) The day that changed everything? An interdisciplinary series of editied volumes on the impact of 9/11. (Vol. 5). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Recent Presentations

Legal Issues in Police Psychology
                                                               August 3, 2011

Annual Conference

Police and Public Safety Section,

Division of Psychologists in Public Service

American Psychological Association

Washington, DC

Child Sex Predators                                                                                        April 14, 2011

Child Sex Predators, Stalking,

and Child Sex Trafficking Conference

Molly Bish Center for the Protection of Children and the Elderly

Anna Maria College

Keynote Address                                                                                             April 14, 2011

Child Sex Predators, Stalking,

and Child Sex Trafficking Conference

Molly Bish Center for the Protection of Children and the Elderly

Anna Maria College

Police and Public Safety Psychology                                                            November 19, 2010

Annual Conference

Massachusetts Psychological Association


Fear Across America in a Post 9/11 World:
 
                                                 April 27, 2010

Assessing the Impact of Continuous Threat

Academic Symposium, Anna Maria College


What to Do In the First Five Minutes: Active School Shooter                   
September 24, 2009

Safe Schools Conference        

Molly Bish Center for the Protection of Children and the Elderly

Anna Maria College


Preventing School Violence
                                                                            March 5, 2009

National School Safety Summit

New York, New York


Profiling and Threat Assessment
                                                                    April 16, 2008

in the Prevention of Workplace and School Violence

Presented at the Annual Conference of the

Center on Workplace and School Violence,

Beyond Sensationalism: Best Practices in Preventing, Managing,

and Recovering from Workplace and School Violence

Endicott College


Assessing Vulnerability to Violence
                                                                April 16, 2008

In Businesses, Schools (K-12), and Colleges

Annual Conference of the

Center on Workplace and School Violence,

Beyond Sensationalism: Best Practices in Preventing, Managing,

and Recovering from Workplace and School Violence


Threat Assessment for Targeted Violence                                                    
April 12, 2007

In Schools and the Workplace

Presentation at Workplace and School Violence:

Causes, Intervention, and Prevention, the 2007

Center on Workplace and School Violence Conference

Endicott College


Professional Memberships

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS)

International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology (IACFP)

American Psychological Association (APA)

American Psychology-Law Society (APA Division 41)

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)