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About Ericka B. Adams

Ericka B. Adams, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Justice Studies at San José State University. Dr. Adams has published in the areas of crime and deviance in Trinidad and Tobago, crime control strategies implemented within underprivileged neighborhoods, as well as female substance abuse. Her current research interests center on the impact of violence on communities in Trinidad and Tobago, the exclusionary practices that accompany a criminal record, and whether criminal expungement transforms the lives of those who have been previously incarcerated. 

Positions

2017 - Present Assistant Professor, San Jose State University Justice Studies
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2014 - 2017 Assistant Professor, North Central College ‐ Department of Sociology and Anthropology
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2010 - 2014 Instructor, San Jose State University Justice Studies
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2011 Instructor, San Jose State University Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
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2010 Instructor, Kaplan University ‐ Department of Criminal Justice
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2009 Instructor, University of Illinois at Chicago ‐ Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2015 Junior Faculty Enhancement Grant
North Central College
2015 Summer Research and Writing Grant
North Central College
$3,000
2011 Summer Research Institute Fellowship
The Ohio State University, Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2011 - Present Member, Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network
2007 - Present Member, ASC: Division of Corrections and Sentencing
2007 - Present Member, ASC: Division of International Criminology
2007 - Present Member, ASC: Division of People of Color and Crime
2007 - Present Member, American Society of Criminology (ASC)
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Courses

  • Criminology
  • Critical Issues and Ideas in Justice
  • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • International Crime and Deviance
  • Race, Gender, Inequality and the Law
  • Racial and Ethnic Minorities
  • Punishment
  • Immigration and Justice
  • Sexuality and Justice
  • Family and Community Violence
  • Gender and Crime
  • Criminal Justice in America
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Senior Seminar: Contemporary Problems
  • Violence in Society

Education

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2010 Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago ‐ Criminology, Law, and Justice
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2007 M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago ‐ Criminal Justice
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2005 B.A., CUNY John Jay College ‐ Criminal Justice
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Book Chapters (1)

Publications and Technical Reports (14)

Works in Progress (3)

Conference Participation (21)