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About Jeffrey Ian Ross Ph.D.

Jeffrey Ian Ross, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, College of Public Affairs, and a Research Fellow of the Center for International and Comparative Law, and the Schaefer Center for Public Policy at the University of Baltimore. He has been a Visiting Professor at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany and the Department of Sociology, University of Padua. Ross has researched, written, and lectured primarily on correctionspolicingpolitical crimestate crimecrimes of the powerfulviolencestreet culture, and crime and justice in American Indian communities for over two decades. Ross’ work has appeared in many academic journals and books, as well as popular media. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of several books including the Routledge Handbook on Graffiti and Street Art (Routledge, 2016). Ross is a respected subject matter expert for local, regional, national and international news media. He has made live appearances on CNN, CNBC, Fox News Network, MSNBC, and NBC. Additionally Ross has written op-eds for The (Baltimore) Sun, the Baltimore ExaminerThe (Maryland) Daily RecordThe GazetteThe Hill,  Inside Higher Ed, and The Tampa Tribune.
From 1995-1998, Ross was a Social Science Analyst with the National Institute of Justice, a Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. In 2003, he was awarded the University of Baltimore’s Distinguished Chair in Research Award. Ross is the co-founder of Convict Criminology, and former co-chair/chair of the Division on Critical Criminology and Social Justice (2014-2017), of the American Society of Criminology. In April 2018, Ross was given the Hans W. Mattick Award, “for an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of Criminology & Criminal Justice practice,” from the University of Illinois at Chicago. During the early 1980s, Jeff worked almost four years in a correctional institution.


Present Professor, University of Baltimore

Research Interests

policing, corrections, crimes of the powerful, urban street culture, crime and justice in American Indian communities

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Contact Information

School of Criminal Justice
College of Public Affairs
1420 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD

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