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About Preston Elrod, Ph.D.

My present research focuses on social control and its potential threat to democratic decision-making. I received my Ph.D. and M.A. (honors) in Sociology (concentrations in criminology and social problems) from Western Michigan University and my B.A. from Presbyterian College. Currently, I serve as Professor and Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program in the Department of Criminal Justice where I teach courses on juvenile justice, juvenile corrections, and criminological theory, among others. Among my published works are studies on citizens’ attitudes toward the death penalty, juvenile justice policy development, public attitudes toward electronic monitoring, the effectiveness of interventions for juvenile probationers, measures of school safety, understanding the experiences of adolescent jail inmates, and juvenile justice practices in Japan. I am the co-author (with Scott Ryder, J. D.) of Juvenile Justice: A Social, Historical and Legal Perspective, 3rd edition. I have field experience as the site Director of a model school-based delinquency reduction program (The Milwood Project), as a juvenile court intake officer, and as the supervisor of a juvenile probation department. I am involved in a variety of community activities mostly focusing on child advocacy. I have also served as a safe schools evaluator at the Bellevue Learning Center (recognized as as model alternative education program by the Kentucky Board of Education), and I am a co-founder and member of the Madison County Delinquency Prevention Council.

Positions

Present Professor--Coordinator Undergraduate Criminal Justice Program, Eastern Kentucky University
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Books (1)

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