Dr. Michael Jenkins

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Assistant Professor
Sociology/Criminal Justice

Research and Teaching Interests: Dr. Michael J. Jenkins is an Assistant Professor in Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology. He received his B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Scranton (where he also majored in Philosophy) and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Rutgers School of Criminal Justice. Dr. Jenkins completed his dissertation research on police departments in Boston, Los Angeles, Newark and Milwaukee under the mentorship of famed "broken windows" theorist Dr. George Kelling.

 He has worked as a Case Manager for adult parolees on New Jersey’s Serious and Violent Offender Reintegration Initiative (SVORI). He has presented the results of this research at both local and national venues, including a conference of the Africana Institute and New Jersey Urban Mayor Association, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the American Society of Criminology and the Yale Criminal Justice Symposium. Published works are included in the FBI’s Law Enforcement Bulletin, the Journal of International Association of Law Enforcement and Intelligence Analysts, the Encyclopedia of Theoretical Criminology and the Encyclopedia of Race and Crime.  

He has taught various Crime Prevention and Policing courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Additional Information: Michael is a native of Scranton, PA who currently resides in Clarks Green. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing (but not watching) many sports.  

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