Richard Frey

A graduate of Cornell University, the University of Oregon, and the University of Texas Law School, Professor Frey came to Brockport in 1980 after teaching political science and criminal justice at Lake Superior State College (Michigan) and Washington State University.

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He has co-authored a book on legislative politics, authored chapters in three books published articles on constitutional law, and regularly presents papers at annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences meetings.

In addition to his teaching, Professor Frey serves as the Department's coordinator of student advisement. He was president of the College's Faculty-Staff Senate in 1986-87 and currently serves on several college committees. For several years Frey chaired a subcommittee of Monroe County's Criminal Justice Council. In 1991 he ran for Town Justice (defeated) but continues involvement in local politics and other Brockport community organizations.

Though a native of Staten Island, New York, Professor Frey grew up in Evanston, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. He met his wife, Ann, while both were graduate students at Oregon. With their two sons, Charles and Donald, the Freys enjoy traveling. However, Professor Frey is most grateful for the opportunities he has to contribute to the Criminal Justice Department at Brockport and work with such fine colleagues and students.

Research Interests

Professor Frey was on sabbatical in the spring 1996 semester researching the life and influence of Supreme Court historian Charles Warren (1868-1954). Frey's principal interests lie in constitutional law specialties, particularly the law of entrapment, the Supreme Court's orientation to constitutional law protecting prisoner's rights, and cases in which the Court has tried to reconcile conflicts between freedom of the press and a defendant's right to a fair trial.

Last Updated 10/12/17

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