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Amy Farrell, Ph.D.

Portrait of Dr. Amy Farrell
Assistant Professor
Northeastern University

Dr. Amy Farrell is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. Her research focuses on the administration of justice with primary emphasis on measuring the effect of race and gender in police, prosecution and sentencing practices. She has also conducted research on police legitimacy and law enforcement responses to new crimes such as hate crime and human trafficking. She is currently overseeing a national human trafficking data collection program for the Bureau of Justice Statistics and a study of the prosecution of human trafficking cases for the National Institute of Justice. Dr. Farrell has testified about law enforcement identification of human trafficking before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. Her research has appeared in numerous scholarly publications including recent articles in Crime and Delinquency, Law and Society Review, Criminology and Public Policy, and the Annals of the Academy of Political and Social Science. Dr. Farrell was a co-recipient of the National Institute of Justice's W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship on Crime Justice and Culture in 2006. She received her Ph.D. in law, policy and society from Northeastern University in 2001.