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About James Richardson
James T. Richardson is professor emeritus of sociology and judicial studies at University of Nevada, Reno. He received his Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1968 and his J.D. from the Old College, Nevada School of Law in 1986. He taught at the University of Nevada, Reno for 48 years before retiring in 2016. He directed the master’s and doctoral Judicial Studies program for trial judges and also was a faculty member in the Sociology Department and in the Social Psychology Doctoral Program. The author or editor of 15 books and hundreds of articles and chapters in the fields of sociology of religion, new religious movements, religion and the law, he has also held several visiting post at universities in England, Australia, and elsewhere.