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Allen J. Brown, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Psychology
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Office: Trinity 215
Office Hours: 
Monday: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., 3 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m.
And by appointment
 
Education:
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Nebraska, 1989
Minors: Forensic Psychology Clinical Neuropsychology Dissertation: The Utilization of Social Science Research by the Federal Judiciary: A Quantitative Analysis of Obscenity Opinions
J.D. Law, University of Nebraska College of Law, 1985
Thesis: Involuntary Sterilization of the Mentally Retarded: Psychological and Legal Issues
B.A. Psychology, University of Florida, 1977
 
Biography: 
Allen J. Brown, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Psychology, joined the faculty of Anna Maria College in 2009. He is a licensed psychologist with specialties in forensic psychology, clinical psychology, and clinical neuropsychological assessment, and an attorney admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
 
Dr. Brown earned his Juris Doctor (law) and Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) from the Law and Psychology dual doctorate program at the University of Nebraska, the first program of its kind in the country. He continued his training through Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, remaining as a HMS Clinical Instructor in Psychology and the Director of Forensic Training for the MGH Law & Psychiatry Service.
 
Dr. Brown has worked in several settings, including the HMS Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Massachusetts Correctional System, Massachusetts Treatment Center for Sexually Dangerous Persons, and Bridgewater State Hospital. He has lectured at several educational institutions, including Harvard Medical School, MIT, Brandeis University, Wellesley College, and Boston College and has presented at several national conferences.
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Dr. Brown has taught at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels, and has provided training for lawyers, judges, and medical, educational and mental health professionals. At Anna Maria College, his courses have included Forensic Psychology, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Workplace and School Violence, Neuropsychology, and Law, Social Science, and Social Issues. His research interests focus on areas at the interface of psychology and law. 
 
Dr. Brown consults to attorneys, government agencies, corporations, and school systems on a variety of issues, including School Violence, Violence in the Workplace, Child Sex Trafficking, Sexual Predators, Threat Assessment, Risk Assessment, Racial and Sexual Harassment, and Fitness for Duty. He provides evaluation, consultation, and expert testimony in criminal, civil, juvenile, and family law cases on a wide range of issues at the interface of psychology and law, and performs psychological screening of police officer candidates. Dr. Brown has testified as an expert witness in state and federal courts and in Military Court Martial proceedings in the United States and Europe.
 
Favorite Quote or Motto:
"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." - Robert F. Kennedy
 
Courses Taught at Anna Maria:
Forensic Psychology
Constitutional Law
School and Workplace Safety
Criminal Law
Neuropsychology
Social Science
Social Issues in Criminal Justice
Criminal Evidence and Procedure
Victimology
Disaster Victims
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
 
Research Interests:
Areas at the interface of psychology and law, particularly those involving vulnerable populations (children, the elderly, those with mental and/or physical disabilities, women, and minority groups.)
 
Publications:
Brown, A. and Casey, B. (2015). Subclinical ADHD-Symptoms are Associated with
Executive-Functioning and Externalizing Problems in College Students without 
ADHD-Diagnoses. (Submitted for publication)
 
Brown, A. (2012). The M'Naghten Test. In W. Miller (Ed.) The Social History of Crime 
and Punishment in America (pp. 1123-1126). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
 
Brown, A. (2012). Obscenity laws. In W. Miller (Ed.) The Social History of Crime
and Punishment in America (pp. 1277-1280). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
 
Brown, A. (2012). Sex offenders. In W. Miller (Ed.) The Social History of Crime and
Punishment in America (pp. 1647-1642). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
 
Brown, A. (2012). Witness testimony. In W. Miller (Ed.) The Social History of
Crime and Punishment in America ( pp. 1948-1952). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
 
LoCicero, A., Brown, A., & Sinclair, S. (2010). Fear Across America in a Post 9/11
World: Assessing the Impact of Continuous Threat. In R. J. Sterling & P. G. 
Zimbardo (Eds.) The day that changed everything? An interdisciplinary 
series of edited volumes on the impact of 9/11. (Vol. 5). New York: Palgrave 
Macmillan.