Lecturer of Criminal Justice, Department of Criminology

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Courses

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
  • Criminal Justice Ethics
  • Professional Seminar in Criminal Justice

Research

  • Criminal justice issues related to social
  • Police community relations
  • Criminology

Academic Profile

Dr. Jones possess a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, and a master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. In addition, he also has two Ph.D.’s.  His first Ph.D is in Public Safety specializing in Criminal Justice, and his second Ph.D is in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Behavioral Sciences from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  He worked in the field of Juvenile Justice for approximately seven years in the capacities of Resident Advisor (Juvenile Corrections Officer), Case Management Specialist III (Juvenile Probation Officer), and Deputy Director, Director of Operations, and Director of Administration of a juvenile detention center.  The aforementioned positions were occupied in Maryland with the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services as well as in New York City with the Administration for Children’s Services formally known as the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice.  Dr. Jones also has law enforcement experience as a Seasonal Police Officer in Ocean City, Maryland.  In addition to his practical experience, he has also published in the field of criminology.  Dr. Jones has published three criminology textbooks, as well as seven peer reviewed research articles. His research interests include criminal justice issues in the area of social justice, police community relations, and criminology.

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