Randy Blazak is a sociology professor who has spent the last 25 years studying hate crimes and hate groups. For the last five years he has been researching the growth of white supremacist gangs in prisons. Blazak has conducted field research in correctional facilities in Texas, Washington and Oregon. His 2009 book, Hate Offenders, highlighted his research on prison populations. He is currently developing a program to help white gang members successfully transition out of prison culture upon release.