Norm Conti

Norman Conti

Associate Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

515 College Hall
Phone: 412.396.6496


Ph.D., Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, 2000
M.A., Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, 1998
B.A., Sociology & Administration of Justice, University of Pittsburgh, 1995

Norman Conti is an associate professor at Duquesne University. He has published ethnographies of recruitment, socialization, masculinity and ethics training in policing as well as two analyses of the social networks that develop within cohorts. These articles have appeared in Policing & Society, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Police Practice & Research, and Social Networks. He has also co-authored an article on destigmatization for the Prison Journal. Additionally, he has co-authored book chapters on social crime prevention, sustained dialogue and hate crime. Currently, he is examining the emergence of trust and the role of humor in police academy training. Specialties: Social Psychology, Social Networks and Police Socialization.