Criminal Justice Faculty

    Ilya Slavinski

    Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology

      Phone: (845) 848-4067
      Office Location: Social Sciences-Casey Hall

      Dr. Ilya Slavinski completed his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, his Master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and his Doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2022, Dr. Slavinski joined Dominican University of New York as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology.

      Dr. Slavinski’s work focuses on the state, the criminal legal system, and racial and class inequality. It examines relationships between the state and its subjects, concentrating on racialized punishment practices in misdemeanor courts. Through ethnography and in-depth interviews, his dissertation examined various ways in which the state extracts resources from vulnerable populations while deploying the rhetoric of rehabilitation.

      His work is funded by the National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award. He has presented at major conferences, including the American Sociological Association, Law and Society Association, and the American Society of Criminology.  He has articles published in the journals Social Problems, the Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, and the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice.

        Tara Parrello

        Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Coordinator of Criminal Justice

          Phone: (845) 848-4097

          Tara Parrello is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology and the Coordinator of Criminal Justice Studies. Dr. Parrello has earned two degrees from Fordham University, including a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Sociology. She completed her undergraduate studies at Manhattanville College, earning a B.A. in Sociology. Her areas of concentration include: criminology, gender, deviance, popular culture and body modification with a particular concentration in plastic surgery. Dr. Parrello has presented papers at national sociology and criminology conferences based on her dissertation, Look This Way: The Growth and Diversity of Plastic Surgery in Contemporary America and her research on juvenile crime and ethnic gangs.