Kathleen A. Bantley, Esq.

Professor & Department Chair

 

Contact Information

Office Hours

 
208-400 Vance Academic Center
Office Phone: (860) 832-3142
Email Address: bantleyk@ccsu.edu
Monday 12:30 - 2:00pm
Tuesday 12:00 - 2:00pm
Wednesday 12:30 - 2:00pm

 

Profile

J.D., 1995, Western New England College School of Law
Research Interests: Hate Crimes, Insanity Plea, Prosecutorial Discretion and Plea Bargaining

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Foundations in Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Courts and Criminal Procedure
  • Corrections
  • Criminology
  • Principles and Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Law and the Criminal Justice System
  • Hate Crimes
  • Supervised Field Studies in Criminal Justice
  • Independent Study

Graduate Courses Taught

  • Law and Social Control
  • Administration of Justice
  • Supervision of Master’s Thesis

Selected Publications and Technical Reports

Bantley, K. & Koski, S. (2013). The Dark Knight rises: An examination of the insanity plea and the James Holmes case. Journal of Law and Social Deviance, 6, 154-184.

Koski, S. & Bantley, K. (2013). Coping with reentry barriers: Strategies used by women offenders. Insight: Rivier Academic Journal, 9(1), 1-17.

Cox, S., Bantley, K. & Newton, S. (2010). The final report of the evaluation of the Court Support Services Division's Probation Transition Program. New Britain, CT: Connecticut Court Services Division.

Cox, S. Bantley, K. & Newton, S. (2010). The final report of the evaluation of the Court Support Services Division's Technical Violation Unit. New Britain, CT: Connecticut Court Services Division.

Bantley, K. & Cox, S. (2009). Probation Transition Program and the Technical Violation Unit: An approach to reducing prison overcrowding. Perspectives - The Journal of the American Probation and Parole Association, 33 (1), 51-54.

Hedlund, J. & Bantley, K. (2009). Development of guidelines For financial bond recommendations – final report. Wethersfield, CT: Connecticut Support Services Division.

Cox, S. & Bantley, K. (2008). Third addendum to the final report of the Court Support Services Division’s Probation Transition Program and Technical Violations Unit. New Britain, CT: Connecticut Court Services Division.

Bantley, K. (2008). Judicial activism and progressive legislation: A step towards decreasing hate attacks. Albany Law Review 71(2), 545-564.

Cox, S., Bantley, K., Roscoe, T., & Hill, B. (2008).The effects of Connecticut’s Probation Transition Program on reducing technical violations. Justice Research and Policy. 10(1), 1-20.

Cox, S.M., Bantley, K., Ruffolo, L., DiTunno, J., Grant, S., & Hill, B. (2007). Family violence case flow analysis. New Britain, CT: Connecticut Court Services Division.

Cox, S.M..& Bantley, K. (2006). Addendum to the final report of the Court Support Services Division’s Probation Transition Program and Technical Violation Unit. New Britain, CT: Connecticut Court Support Services Division.

Cox, S.M., Bantley, K., & Roscoe, T.. (2005). Evaluation of the Court Support Services Division’s Probation Transition Program and Technical Violation Unit. New Britain, CT: Connecticut Court Support Services Division

Cox, S.M. & Bantley, K.. (2003) Process evaluation of the Bias Crime Diversion Project. West Hartford, CT: The Justice Education Center, Inc.

Selected Academic Paper Presentations

Koski, S. & Bantley, K. (2012, November). Female offenders: Coping with reentry and dual diagnosis. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New York, NY.

Andros, A., Hedlund, J., & Bantley, K. (2012, March). Recognition and reporting of insurance fraud in comparison to property crimes. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. New York, NY.

Koski, S. & Bantley, K. (2012, March). Barriers to reentry: Common coping mechanisms for female offenders. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New York, NY.

Hedlund, J., Bantley, K, Ruffolo, L., Roberge, G., and Hines, M. (2009, March). Increasing consistency in financial bond recommendations. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts.

Cox, S.M. and Bantley, K. (2007, March). Findings from the evaluation of the Probation Transition Program and the Technical Violations Unit. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Seattle, WA.

Bantley, K. (2007, March). Probation officer’s perceptions of two specialized probation programs. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Seattle, WA.

Bantley, K. (2006, November) Divorce, protective orders, and criminal sentencing. Poster Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA.

Roscoe, T., Cox, S.M., & Bantley, K.. (2005, November) The possible relationship of intermediate sanctions to probation revocation. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Toronto, Canada.

Cox, S.M., Bantley, K., Ratansi, S., & Hedlund, J. (2005, November) Preliminary findings of two pilot programs to reduce probation Violations in Connecticut. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Toronto, Canada.

Bantley, K. & Cox, S.M. (2005, November) Probation officers’ reports to Connecticut’s supervision paradigm Shift. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Toronto, Canada.

Bantley, K. (2005, August) Family violence legislation: Is this the best we can do? Poster presentation session at the 14th World Congress of Criminology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Bantley, K. (2005, August) Judicial activism and progressive legislation: Does increasing the rights of gays and lesbians influence hate attacks? Paper presentation at the 14th World Congress of Criminology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Selected Panel Participations

Bantley, K. (2009, November). Panel Moderator: State’s Attorney’s Forum on Criminal Prosecutions. Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT.

Bantley, K. (2008, March). Panel Moderator: Women, Incarceration and Domestic Violence. Building Bridges Conference. Trinity College, Hartford, CT.