Jessica S. Henry

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Associate Professor, Justice Studies

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Dickson Hall 326
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973 655-3416
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Degree(s):
BA:Bucknell University
JD:New York University School of Law
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Jessica S. Henry is an Associate Professor, with tenure in the Department of Justice Studies. After serving as a public defender for nearly a decade, Professor Henry joined the Montclair State University faculty in 2005. Professor Henry teaches a wide range of courses, including Criminal Law and Procedure, Death Penalty Perspectives, Hate Crimes, and Wrongful Convictions. Professor Henry has appeared as a frequent commentator on national television, radio, and in print media (see "Links" below for a selected sample and reel). Her areas of research include severe sentences (including the death penalty and life without parole), prisoner reentry, and hate crimes.

Specialization

Selected Publications:
Henry, Jessica S. (In Press). Bias-Based Cyberbullying: The Next Hate Crime Frontier. Criminal Law Bulletin.

Henry, Jessica S. (2012). Death in Prison Sentences: Overutilized and Underscrutinized. In Sarat, A. and Ogletree, C. (eds.) Life Without Parole (New York University Press: New York).

Henry, Jessica S. (June 26, 2012). Opinion: A special status for violent children,The Star Ledger, http://www.northjersey.com/news/opinions/henry_062712.html?page=all

Henry, Jessica S. (January 16, 2011). Opinion: Politics and anger: a volatile mixture,
The Bergen Record, available at http://www.northjersey.com/news/opinions/op-ed/guns_011611.html.

Henry, Jessica S. (2009). Hate Crime Laws: A Critical Assessment. In Perry, B. and Levin, B. (eds.) Hate Crimes: Perspectives and Approaches (Greenwood Publishing Group: Connecticut).

Henry, Jessica S. (2009). Beyond Free Speech: Novel Approaches to Hate on the Internet
in the United States. Journal of Information and Communications Technology Law. 18:2, 235-251.

Henry, Jessica S. (2009). A Second Look at the Second Chance Act. Criminal Law Bulletin, 45:3: 416-432.

Henry, Jessica S. (2009). New Jersey's Road to Abolition. Translated into Chinese for use in death penalty reform conference with China high court, politicians, academics and policy makers.

Henry, Jessica S. (2008). New Jersey's Road to Abolition. Justice Systems Journal, 29: 408
422.

Henry, Jessica S. (2008). Criminal History on a Need To Know Basis: Employment
Policies that Eliminate the Criminal History Box on Employment Applications, Justice Policy Journal, 5:2, available at http://www.cjcj.org/justice_policy_journal.

Henry, Jessica S. (2008). Closing the Legal Services Gap in Reentry. Criminal Justice
Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society. 21(1): 15-27.

Henry, Jessica S. (2008) Hate Crimes. Film Review. Contemporary Justice Review, 11:293.

Henry, Jessica S. and James B. Jacobs. (2007). Ban the Box to Promote Ex-Offender
Employment. Criminology and Public Policy, 6(4): 755-763.

Henry, Jessica S. (2007). Treating Bigots Like Pedophiles: Posting Personal data of
Convicted Bias Offenders on the Web. L.A.E. Journal Of the American Criminal Justice Association. 16-19.

Jacobs, James B. and Jessica S. Henry, "The Social Construction of a Hate Crime Epidemic,"
Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (Winter 1996)

Henry, Jessica S. Hate Crimes, in America Sociology Association: Teaching About
Ethnoviolence and Hate Crimes Resource Guide, edited by Abby Ferber and Kimberly Holcomb, 2007.

James B. Jacobs and Jessica S. Henry, "Book Review, Rising Tide of Bigotry and Bloodshed: Hate Crimes," Criminal Justice Review, 19: 291 (Fall 1994)

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