Jordan Nowotny

Jordan Nowotny

Assistant Professor of Criminology
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Contact Information


  • Introduction to Crime and Criminology – CMLGY 1306
  • Social Science Research Methods – CMLGY 2203
  • Deviance and Social Control – CMLGY 2307
  • Comparative Justice Systems – CMLGY 2705
  • Restorative Justice – CMLGY 3019
  • Race, Class and Policing in the Divided States of America – CMLGY 3020
  • Responses to Mass Violence – CMLGY 3205


  • Restorative Justice
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Wrongful Conviction
  • State Crime
  • Genocide Studies


  • BA, Saginaw Valley State University, MI
  • PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL

Academic Profile

In both teaching and research, my goal is to critically challenge the ideology, structure, and practices of criminal justice institutions in order to improve the lives of people most affected by them. To that end, I consider myself a scholar-advocate. My teaching and research challenge traditional notions of criminal justice by investigating collateral consequences inherent in law enforcement, courts, and corrections.

My current research centers on the causes, consequences, and legacy of wrongful convictions. My work has been been published in Contemporary Justice Review, Conflict Resolution Quarterly, and Sexuality and Culture. I am also an advisory board member at the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at the College of St. Elizabeth, an editorial board member for Contemporary Justice Review, and a consult on human rights education.

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