Larry J. Siegel was born in the Bronx in 1947. While attending City College of New York in the 1960s, he was introduced to the study of crime and justice in courses taught by sociologist Charles Winick. After graduation, he attended the newly opened program in criminal justice at the State University of New York at Albany, where he earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. and studied with famed scholars such as Michael Hindelang, Gilbert Geis, and Donald Newman. After completing his graduate work, Dr. Siegel began his teaching career at Northeastern University, where he worked closely with colleague Joseph Senna on a number of texts and research projects. After leaving Northeastern, he held teaching positions at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. He is currently a professor at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Dr. Siegel has written extensively in the area of crime and justice, including books on juvenile law, delinquency, criminology, and criminal procedure. He is a court certified expert on police conduct and has testified in numerous legal cases. He resides in Bedford, New Hampshire with his wife Therese J. Libby, Esq. and their children.Larry J. Siegel is the author of 'Criminology: Theories, Patterns, and Typologies', published 2006 under ISBN 9780495005728 and ISBN 049500572X.