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Jessica S. Henry

Associate Professor of Justice Studies

Jessica S. Henry is an Associate Professor in the Department of Justice Studies at Montclair State University. After serving as a public defender for nearly a decade, Professor Henry joined the Justice Studies faculty in 2005. Professor Henry teaches a wide range of courses, including Death Penalty Perspectives, Wrongful Convictions and Hate Crimes. Professor Henry appears as a frequent commentator on national television, radio, and in print media. Her areas of research include severe sentences (including the death penalty and life without parole), prisoner reentry and hate crimes.