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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 is also a Visiting Prof Ruhr Universität Bochum. Ross has researched, written, and lectured primarily on corrections, policing, political crime, crimes of the powerful, street 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 most recently The Globalization of Supermax Prisons (Rutgers University Press, 2013). Ross is a respected subject matter expert for local, regional, national and international news media. He has made live appearances on CNN, CNBC, and Fox News Network. Additionally Ross has written op-eds for The (Baltimore) Sun, The (Maryland) Daily Record, The Gazette (weekly community newspapers serving Maryland's Montgomery, Frederick, Prince Georges and Carroll counties), the Baltimore Examiner, 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. 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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