History, Political Science, and Criminal Justice

Meet the Faculty

Attorney Eric Gentes

Assistant Professor
Director of the Criminal Justice Program

J.D., Boston College Law School.

B.A. in History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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

Specialties

  • 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 Presentations

  • “Operator Impairment in the Form of Withdrawal or the 'Downside Effects' of Drug Use For the Purpose of DWI Prosecutions.” Annual Meeting of the Northeast Conference of the ACJS, June 2011 and Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences March 2011.
  • “The Fourteenth Amendment, and the Argument over Birthright Citizenship.”  Rivier College Constitution Day. September, 2010.
  • “Women Behind Bars” (co-presenter).  Rivier faculty and students. September 2009.
  • “Nineteenth Amendment; A Source of Unenumerated Rights or an Indeterminate Ink Blot?”  Rivier College Constitution Day. September, 2009.
  • "Introduction to Potential Immigration Consequences from An Alien Defendant’s Conviction or Plea." (co-author), New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Newsletter. April/May 2002.
  • "Implications of United States v. Jones One Year Later". Annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences" March 2013.
  • "Implications of Missouri v. Frye and Lafler v. Cooper One Year Later. Annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences" March 2013.
  • "Rethinking the 'Zero-Tolerance' Domestic Violence Law Enforcement Paradigm. Annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, March 2012 and Annual Meeting of the Northeast Conference of the ACJS", June 2011

Accepted for Publication

  • "Due Process", upcoming Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • "The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution", upcoming Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell. 

 

Location
Regis Hall

For info, contact:
Dr. Martin Menke
Department Coordinator
(603) 897-8603
mmenke@rivier.edu