Department of Political Science / Criminal Justice Program
Professor Lisa L. Miller is Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. Professor Miller’s research interests are in violent crime and criminal justice, racial inequality, democratic accountability, constitutions, and social policy. Her most recent book, The Myth of Mob Rule: Violent Crime and Democratic Politics (Oxford University Press, 2016), explores the politics of crime and punishment cross-nationally. Her work has been published in Law and Society Review, Punishment and Society, Perspectives on Politics, Annual Review of Law and Social Science, British Journal of Criminology, among others. Her previous books include: The Perils of Federalism: Race, Poverty and the Politics of Crime Control (OUP, 2008) and the Politics of Community Crime Prevention (Dartmouth/Ashgate, 2001). Miller has served as a Visiting Professor and Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, and as a Visiting Scholar at the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University. She has written for Lawyers, Guns, and Money, Balkinization, the New York Times, and The Guardian. She is currently working on two new book projects, one on constitutions and political accountability, and the other one the political roots of lethal violence.