Professor Rick Matthews specializes in criminology, specifically state and corporate crime. His most recent publications have been in the areas of state-corporate crime, examining the ways in which state agencies and corporate actors engage in criminal activities. Particular case studies published by Prof. Matthews have focused on the roles played by corporations in the Holocaust, the inadequate regulatory environment that led to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and role played by deregulation in the crash of ValuJet flight 592.
Prof. Matthews earned his B.S. from Northern Michigan University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Western Michigan University. He joined the Carthage faculty in 2002.
"Classes with Professor Matthews are always lively, since he mixes real life experiences with the material, making the information so much more accessible." — Marie Sarantakis, '11
Lentz Hall 310