Current Research Interests

My primary research interests include:

  • Historical analysis of the contributions of African Americans in 19th century southern law enforcement
  • Outcome evaluation of federal reentry court
  • Institutional and community-based corrections
  • Comparative criminal justice

Community and Professional Service

My academic citizenship activities in synergy with my teaching and research interests include:

  • Working with the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida on the outcomes of reentry of offenders from federal prison
  • Member of the Mobile County (Alabama) Jail to reduce jail overcrowding
  • Member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Ad Hoc Policy Committee to establish policy expert areas and topics

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