Herbert H. Haines

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Herbert H. Haines Professor of Sociology

"Courses taught:Capital Punishment, Deviant Behavior, Drug Control Policy, Juvenile Delinquency, Social Movements, Sociology of Violence. Research interests: social movements, the politics of social control, social problems theory, violence. Recent publications: “Dangerous Issues and Public Identities: The Negotiation of Controversy in Two Movement Organizations,” Sociological Inquiry 76 (2): 143-294, May 2006; “Domain Structure, Opportunity, and the Contentious Politics of Crime,” Research in Political Sociology 12:81-110, 2003. Research in progress: a) bridge units in multi-organizational social movements; b) drug policy reform activism in the United States." [1]


  • Black Radicals and the Civil Rights Mainstream, 1954-1970 (University of Tennessee Press, 1988)
  • Against Capital Punishment: The Anti-Death Penalty Movement in America, 1972- 1994 (Oxford Universtiy Press, 1996)

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  1. Sociology/Anthropology Faculty, SUNY, accessed October 22, 2008.