Randy B. Nelson

Dr. Randy B. Nelson has served as the President of 21st Century Research & Evaluations, Inc., since 1997 and most recently as Director of the Bethune‐Cookman University Criminal Justice Administration Graduate Program and Center for Law & Social Justice from 2014 to 2023. Dr. Nelson’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Eckerd […]

Danny Pirtle

Dr. Pirtle has over 20 years of practical experience working with at-risk youth and community outreach/program development. His research focuses on program development, management, and assessment. Danny is an active scholar and with several publications guided by a culturally responsive framework. He has been funded to develop and manage multiple community outreach programs, which have […]

Lorenzo M. Boyd

Lorenzo M. Boyd, Ph.D. is the inaugural Stewart Professor of Community Policing at the University of New Haven. He is a nationally recognized scholar in police-community relations and an authority on urban policing and diversity issues in criminal justice. Dr. Boyd served as director of the University’s Center for Advanced Policing, and the University’s vice […]

Erin Michelle Turner Kerrison

Erin Kerrison’s work extends from a legal epidemiological framework, wherein law and legal institutions condition structural determinants of health. Specifically, through varied agency partnerships, her mixed-method research agenda investigates the impact that compounded structural disadvantage, concentrated poverty, and state supervision has on service delivery, substance misuse, violence and other health outcomes for individuals and communities […]

Jason M Williams

Dr. Jason Williams is an award-winning associate professor of justice studies at Montclair State University and a passionate activist criminologist who is concerned about racial and gender disparity and mistreatment within the criminal legal system. Aside from publishing in the academic arena, his perspectives are also posted on several public outlets, including Truthout, NJ.com, NJ […]

Tri Keah Henrry

Dr. Tri Keah S. Henry is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Indiana University – Bloomington. She is an Alumni of Baylor University and earned her PhD in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Sam Houston State University. Dr. Henry’s research examines the effects of extralegal factors on discretionary decision-making during case […]

Shaun Gabbidon

Shaun L. Gabbidon, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at Penn State Harrisburg. Professor Gabbidon has served as a fellow at Harvard University’s W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African American Research and has taught at the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of more than […]

Emerald Jones

Emerald Jones, Ph.D., is a tenure track assistant professor of criminal justice at Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University. Her research—which focuses on mass incarceration, social inequality, racial discrimination, and occupational inequality—explores how race and gender play a major role in the judicial system. Dr. Jones’s extensive research, including her analysis of data from the New […]

Kay S. Varela

Dr. Kay S. Varela is a Presidential Postdoctoral Scholar in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. She received her PhD in Sociology from Texas A&M University in 2020. Dr. Varela’s research focuses on Critical Race Theory; critical race criminology and punishment; risk assessment; and qualitative methods. Specifically, her research focuses […]

Veronica Valencia Gonzalez

Veronica Valencia Gonzalez, a Social Ecology doctoral candidate at the University of California, Irvine, focuses their research on the impacts of colonialism and globalization on marginalized groups, particularly women and girls in Latin America. They explore critical issues such as victimization, gender-based violence, and intimate partner violence. Collaborating with international bodies, Veronica’s work not only […]