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Boyd Littrel, PhD
BackgroundBoyd Littrell, Professor of Sociology, teaches courses in introductory sociology, deviant behavior and social control, mental illness, law and family, and medical services, law and public policy. He is interested in the growing importance of bureaucracy in modern life, both in the public and the private sectors of the economy. He traces this theme in nearly all of his courses. He is the author of Bureaucratic Justice: Police, Prosecutors and Plea Bargaining , the editor or co-editor of special issues of Social Problems, American Behavioral Scientist, The Journal of the Applied Behavioral Science, and two other co-edited books. His articles and chapters in books include, among others, “Competition, Bureaucracy and Costs: Hospital Care in a Midwestern City,” “New Technology, Bureaucracy and the Social Construction of Medical Prices,” “Cornell West: An American Public Intellectual,The Liberal Arts and the Working Classes.” He is currently working on a book entitled Corruption: Bureaucracy and Democracy, and articles that pull together his interests in deviant behavior and social control. He is involved in the arts, has acted in local community theaters, sung with Opera Omaha, has presented vocal recitals and concerts. He recently won the jury “Award of Excellence” for a prismacolor drawing. He writes poetry and he reads a lot.
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