Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, Criminology, Law and Society, 1999.
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1990.
Specializations: Law and Social Change, Law and Social Control, Law and Morality.
Dr. Hillyard joined the Department in 2002. Prior to coming to SIU, he co-authored a book detailing the modern history, politics, ethics, and legal aspects of the "right to die," with a focus on the many nuances that "legalization" can entail. These and similar scholarly themes underlie Dr. Hillyard's recent book on crime, law, and morality in America.