History, Political Science, and Criminal Justice

Meet Atty. Eric Gentes

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Director of the Criminal Justice Program
Associate Professor

J.D., Boston College Law School
B.A. in History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Phone:  (603) 897-8266
Email:  egentes@rivier.edu

Specialties/Research Interests
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Litigation

Background
Attorney Gentes spent five years in the private sector as a litigation attorney, and five years as an assistant county attorney (prosecutor) in New Hampshire before joining the Rivier faculty. He teaches courses in criminal law and criminal procedure, and about the criminal justice system. He also oversees the Criminal Justice Program’s three internship programs.

Recent Publications & Presentations
  • "Due Process." Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell. 2014.
  • "The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution." Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell. 2014.
  • Moving Toward Incorporating Relative Crime Severity into Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence. Annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), Orlando, FL (2015) and Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS), Roger Williams University, Bristol RI (2014).
  • When is Remaining Silent not Protected by the Right to Remain Silent? Annual Meeting of the NEACJS, Roger Williams University, Bristol RI (2014).
  • Implications of United States v. Jones One Year Later. Annual meeting of the ACJS, Dallas, TX (2013).
  • Implications of Missouri v. Frye and Lafler v. Cooper One Year Later. Annual meeting of the ACJS, Dallas, TX (2013).
  • Rethinking the "Zero-Tolerance" Domestic Violence Law Enforcement Paradigm. Annual meeting of the ACJS, New York, NY (2012) and Annual Meeting of the NEACJS, Roger Williams University, Bristol RI (2011).
  • Withdrawal and the "Downside" of Drug Use as Impairment under DUI Statutes. Annual Meeting of the NEACJS, Roger Williams University, Bristol RI (2011) and Annual meeting of the ACJS, Toronto, Canada (2011).
Accepted for Publication
  • "Moving Toward Incorporating Relative Crime Severity into the Supreme Court’s Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence." Criminal Law Bulletin. Minnesota State University. 2016.
  • "The Warren Court." Encyclopedia of Encyclopedia of Juvenile Delinquency and Justice. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell. 2016.

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