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Nicholas P. Dempsey, Ph.D.
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Eckerd College
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St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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J. Patrick Henry

Professor of Sociology

Patrick HenryBehavioral Sciences Collegium
PhD., University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Phone: 727.867.8448
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J. Patrick Henry, Professor of Sociology, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His teaching and research interests include the criminal justice system, criminology, juvenile delinquency, research design, the family, and the sociology of art.

Why Sociology?

Sociology may be the most inclusive of the social sciences. Indeed, it would be fair to say that there is no form of human behavior or experience which is outside the interests of sociologists. Some sociologists study systems of inequality based on class, race, and gender. Other sociologists examine social institutions, such as work and occupations, the family, politics and government, education, health, and religion. Still other sociologists investigate the dynamics of social organizations, small groups, and face-to-face interaction.