LAPA Fellow


Jeannine Bell

2009-2010 LAPA Fellow
Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

IU Maurer School of Law
211 S. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7001
phone: 812 856-5013 ; fax: 812 855-0555

Jeannine Bell is a Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.  A nationally recognized scholar in the area of policing and hate crime, Bell has written extensively on criminal justice issues. Her first book Policing Hatred: Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, and Hate Crime (New York University Press 2002) is an ethnography of a police hate crime unit. Her newest book, Police and Policing Law (Ashgate 2006) is an edited collection that explores law and society scholarship on the police.  Bell's research is broadly interdisciplinary, touching on her work in both political science and law. In that regard, she has written in the area of qualitative methodology and she is co-author of Gaining Access: A Practical and Theoretical Guide for Qualitative Researchers (AltaMira Press 2003). Her scholarship has appeared in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, the Rutgers Race & the Law Review, Punishment and Society, and the Michigan Journal of Race and Law. An associate editor of the Law and Society Review, Bell has served a trustee of the Law and Society Association and as a member of the American Political Association's Presidential Taskforce on Political Violence and Terrorism. She received her A.B. from Harvard University and both her J.D. and her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.   She is currenty finishing up a book, Hate Thy Neighbor (forthcoming NYU Press), which explores hate crime in integrating neighborhoods.

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