Dr. Peter Scharf: Community Education

Peter Scharf

Research Professor
Department of Global Health Systems and Development
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2200
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504.988.3655
Fax: 504.988.3653

Research Interests:

Criminal justice, law enforcement and forensics, technology and education

Educational Background:

AB, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
EdD, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Professional Achievements:

2008 Foundations of Excellence award winner, Texas State University
2008 Nobel Public Service Presentation “Crime and the Knowledge Economy” Stockholm Sweden
2008 Consultant, Texas Youth Commission
2007-8 Consultant, Eckerd Youth Services
2007 Testimony for House Judiciary Committee, Crime Sub-Committee
2007-8 Consultant, International Association of Chiefs of Police Corrections
2005-6 White House Assessment of Federal response to Hurricane Katrina
2004-7-Consultant International Association of Chiefs of Police Community Policing, SMART Program-Juvenile Services Program

Selected Publications:

Selected Books

Scharf, Peter, Readings in Moral Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Winston Press, 1978

Scharf, Peter and William McCoy, Growing Up Moral, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Winston Press, 1979

Hickey, Joseph and Peter Scharf, Towards a Just Correctional System, San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass, 1980

Scharf Peter and Arnold Binder, Badge and the Bullet, New York, New York: Praeger Books, 1983

Scharf, Peter, A Guide to Computer-Age Parenting, New York, New York: Mc Graw Hill, 1984.

Scharf, Peter, Understanding the Computer-Age, New York, New York: Macmillan, 1990

Amendola, Karen and Peter Scharf, Assessing Law Enforcement Ethics, Washington, DC: Police Foundation, 1996

Scharf, Peter, Geerken, Michael, Guide to Justice Information Systems Performance Measures Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2008

Scharf, Peter and Kendall, Paul, The Handbook of Forensic and Criminal Justice Technologies, under development, Expected 2009

Selected Journal Titles

Scharf, P. “Inmates Conception of Legal Justice” Journal of Criminal Justice and Behavior, 1976, 3, 101-123.

Scharf, P. “Scoring Moral Reasoning,” Journal of Contemporary Psychology, 1981, 26, 1, 23-26.

Binder, A. and P. Scharf, “Police-Citizen Violent Encounters, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, 1981 (2) 82-103.

Scharf, P. “Prison Violence” Prison Journal, 1983, 51(2)

Binder, A. and P. Scharf, “Deadly Force in Law Enforcement,” Crime and Delinquency, 1982 (1) 1-18.

Scharf, P. Keeping Faith: Counseling in Correctional Settings,” Counseling Psychologist, 1983, (9) 83-94.

Scharf, Peter. “Kohlberg’s Development as the Aim of Education,”Current Contents, 1987, 22, 31, 4.

Personal Statement:

Dr. Peter Scharf is a nationally recognized leader in criminal justice training, technology and education. He recently was appointed as Research Professor at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine International Health Department. Founder of the Center for Society, Law and Justice (CSLJ), he spearheaded the creation of one of the highest quality criminal justice technology training, research and implementation entities in the US. Additionally, Dr. Scharf played an integral role in attracting several multi-million dollar grants to the Center and its partner, the University of New Orleans. While at Texas State and now Tulane he managed a PREA risk management project designed to identify and manage the risk of rape in prisons. He was a 2008 Foundations of Excellence Award Winner at Texas State University. He testified three times before the House Judiciary Committee regarding murder trends and worked with Stuart Baker of the White House on an assessment of the federal Response to Hurricane Katrina.


1 Comment

  1. Winnie K. says:

    Dr. Scharf is such a cerebral gentleman. I like his conversational delivery of complex ideas.

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