Dr. Michael Jenkins
Research and Teaching Interests: Michael Jenkins is a Faculty Specialist in Sociology/Criminal Justice. He received his B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Scranton (where he also majored in Philosophy), and his M.A. from Rutgers School of Criminal Justice. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. from Rutgers School of Criminal Justice. For his dissertation research, he is conducting case studies of five police departments to explore how police departments adapt to accommodate different policing strategies. He has worked as a Case Manager for adult parolees on the Serious and Violent Offender Reintegration Initiative (SVORI), participated in evaluating the juvenile SVORI programs in Camden and Essex County, NJ, researched (and made presentations on) prisoner release, reintegration, and resettlement among Latino populations, and has published a piece on prisoner reentry in the Encyclopedia of Race and Crime (2009). As a Research Assistant for the Police Institute, he collaborated with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and community groups to stem gun and gang violence in Newark and Irvington, NJ. He has taught Introduction to Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Contemporary Policing courses as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, and teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice and American Policing courses at the University of Scranton.
Additional Information: Michael is a native of Scranton, PA who currently resides in downtown Scranton. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, lifting, running, and playing racquet sports.