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Criminal Justice

Dr. Brian O'Neill

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Criminal Justice

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Business and Public Management Center
Third Floor
50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383



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Dr. Brian F. O'Neill

  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Location: 521 BPM Center
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  • Phone: 610-436-2682


Dr. Brian O'Neill earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the City University of New York in 2001. He has been teaching for the past twenty years, and has been a professor at West Chester University since 1998. Previously Dr. O'Neill earned his M.S.W. from Marywood College and was employed as a social worker for ten years. Dr. O'Neill is currently conducting research for a book on commutation of individuals who were originally sentenced to life in prison. His research interests include: corrections, juvenile justice, and history of the criminal justice system. Dr. O'Neill's publications include research on minority overrepresentation in the juvenile justice system in detention and out-of-home placement and an historical case study on the insanity defense. In addition, Dr. O'Neill wrote, narrated and produced, El Padre y Los Homies, a radio documentary about Father Greg Boyle, the founder of Homeboy Industries, a gang intervention program in Los Angeles. Dr. O'Neill has taught a number of Inside/Out courses to incarcerated individuals at Montgomery County Correctional Facility.


  • M.S.W., Marywood College
  • Ph.D., City University of New York
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