Daniel P. LeClair

Daniel P. LeClairProfessor and Chair of Applied Social Sciences

PhD, Tulane University
MA, Clark University
BA, University of Rhode Island

Dr. LeClair oversees the Applied Social Sciences programs in urban affairs, city planning, criminal justice, applied sociology, and applied psychology, as well as the Prison Education Program. He also directs Boston University’s online criminal justice master’s degree program. Previously, LeClair served as director of research at the Massachusetts Department of Correction, and he is currently involved in two research projects addressing addiction recovery and prison reform. LeClair lectures internationally on many topics, including online education, criminal justice, recidivism, rehabilitation, and substance abuse. He currently teaches courses in victimology, white-collar crime, the sociology of prisons, and research methods in criminal justice settings. In the urban affairs and city planning programs, LeClair teaches special topics in urban architecture, urban history and urban development.

  • MET CJ 625 – Victimology
  • MET CJ 632 – White Collar Crime
  • MET CJ 610 – Sociology of Prisons
  • MET UA 805 – The Boston Urban Symposium
  • MET UA 580 – Boston Experience: The Role of Architecture in Creating a Sense of Place
  • MET CJ 703 – Research Methods in Criminal Justice

Book Chapters:

“Community-Based Reintegration” and “Furloughs and Recidivism Rates.” In Correctional Institutions 3rd ed., edited by Carter, Glaser, and Wilkins (New York: Harper and Row, 1985): 441-453.

“Community Reintegration of Prison Releases.” In Probation, Parole, and Community Corrections 3rd ed., edited by Carter, Glaser, and Wilkins (New York: Wiley and Sons, 1984): 342-349.

Journal Articles:

LeClair, Daniel, and Susan Guarino-Ghezzi. “Prison Reintegration Programs: An Evaluation.” Corrections Management Quarterly 1, no. 4 (Fall 1997): 65-74.

“The Incarcerated Female Offender: An Inappropriate Use of Prison Confinement.” Odyssey 3 (Fall 1991): 26-32.

LeClair, Daniel, and Susan Guarino-Ghezzi. “Does Incapacitation Guarantee Public Safety? Lessons from the Massachusetts Pre-release Programs.” Justice Quarterly 8, no.1 (March 1991): 9-36.

“The Use of Prison Confinement for the Treatment of Multiple Drunken Driver Offenders: An Evaluation of the Longwood Treatment Center.” Federal Probation 52, no. 4 (December 1988): 46-51.

“Home Furlough Program Effects on Rates of Recidivism.” Criminal Justice and Behavior 5, no. 3 (September 1978): 249-258.

Presentations at Professional Conferences:

“Criminology on Trial.” Paper presented at Eurocrim 2012, Bilbao, Spain, September 12–15, 2012.

Named co-chair for the 16th Annual World Congress of the International Society for Criminology, Kobe, Japan, August 2012.

“Criminology and Criminal Justice without Borders: Online Degrees.” 16th World Conference of the International Society for Criminology, Kobe, Japan, August 8, 2011.

Served as an American Delegate, First International Conference of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology, Jaipur, India, January 15–17, 2011.

“Crime Victims and the Police: An International Perspective.” Presented to the Ghana Police Service at the Ashaiman Divisional Headquarters, Ghana, Africa, January 9, 2009.

“The American Settlement House Model Retooled as a Community- Based Crime Prevention Strategy.” Presented at the Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Bologna, Italy, September 28, 2007.

“The Online Master of Criminal Justice Degree Program: From Inception to Matriculation to Graduation.” Presented at the American Society of Criminology Meetings, Toronto, Canada, November 16, 2005.

“Serial Snipers: A Case Study.” Presented to the Society of Advanced Criminal Investigation, Kyeongbuk National University, Daigeu, South Korea, May 21, 2005.

“Comparative Research/Library Needs of Students in Classrooms vs Online Criminal Justice Programs.” Presented to the Annual Library Association Conference in Boston, MA, January 15, 2005.

“Emerging Pedagogies in a Networked World.” Presented at the international conference, Management World, Sao Paulo, Brazil, January 8, 2005.

“The Effectiveness of the Drug Treatment on Demand Model: The Case of the STEP Program in Massachusetts.” Presented at the Societies of Criminology, First Key Issues Conference, Paris, France, May 15, 2004.

LeClair, Daniel, Susan Kryczka, and Steven Wells. “Developing Third Generation Online Programs.” Presented at the Ninth Sloan-C International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks, Orlando, FL, November 13-16, 2003.

“Program Evaluation as Outcomes Monitoring and Outcomes Management.” Presented paper at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL, November 15, 2002.

“Drug Treatment Centers: Program Evaluation and the Concepts of Outcomes Monitoring and Outcomes Management.” Presented paper at the Western and Pacific Association of Criminal Justice Educators, Vancouver, Canada, October 19, 2001.