Faculty and Staff in Justice Studies

COJJP faculty members are actively engaged in several research endeavors aimed to advance knowledge and inform intervention programs related to at-risk youth in our communities. Specifically, many of these projects are associated with identifying psycho-social risk and protective factors related to juvenile delinquency. Faculty is also involved in conducting research that pertains to student retention within the college. Student involvement in faculty research is strongly encouraged at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Balance of Justice
Professor/Justice Studies Department Head
Email: srkethineni@pvamu.edu 
Tel: 936.261.5235
Fax: 936.261.5250
Office: Clark 326
Education: Ph.D., Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey
Interests: Juvenile justice, program evaluations, family violence, international drug policies, female criminality in India, and human rights
Selected Publications

Kethineni, S. (in Press). The Problem of Domestic Violence in India: Advances in Law and the Role of Extra-Legal Institutions. In S. Shahidullah, S.  (Ed.).  Crime, Criminal Justice, and the Evolving Science of Criminology in South Asia. Springer.

Kethineni, S., & Cao, Y. (in Press). Evolution of Criminology and Criminal Justice Education in India: Past, Present, and Future. In S. Shahidullah, S.  (Ed.).  Crime, Criminal Justice, and the Evolving Science of Criminology in South Asia. Springer

Kethineni, S. (2017). State of juvenile justice in India. In S. Decker & N. Marteache (Eds.), International Handbook of Juvenile Justice (pp. 173-194). New York: NY: Springer.

Kethineni, S., Srinivasan, M., & Kakar, S. (2016). Combating violence against women in India: Nari Adalats and gender-based justice. Women & Criminal Justice, 26(4), 281–300.

Kethineni, S. (2nd Ed.). (2014). Comparative and international policing, justice, and transnational crime. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press

Kethineni, S. & McCullough, S. (2014). Correctional systems, philosophies, and innovations: A comparative perspective. In S. Kethineni (Ed.), Comparative and international policing, justice, and transnational crime (pp.163-185)). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Kethineni, S., McCullough, S., & Charlton, R. (2014). Juvenile justice: A comparative perspective. In S. Kethineni (Ed.), Comparative and international policing, justice, and transnational crime (pp.191-213). Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

Myrna Cintrón

Myrna Cintrón
Associate Professor, Justice Studies

Email: mycintron@pvamu.edu 
Tel: 936.261.5261
Fax: 936.261.5249
Office: Clark 334

Education: Ph.D., Florida State University
Interests: Crime/delinquency theory, juvenile gangs, drug use and control, racial/ethnic issues in the criminal/juvenile justice systems, Latinos: multicultural/bilingual issues

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Camille Gibson
Professor, Justice Studies

Email: cbgibson@pvamu.edu 
Tel: 936.261.5228 (o)
Fax: 936.261.5249 (f)
Office: Clark 358 

Education: Ph.D., City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Interests: Schools and delinquency, Jamaican organized crime, juvenile sex offending, child abuse, law enforcement and juvenile interactions

Selected Publications

Scott, J., Gibson, C., Alomaja, L., Minter, A., & Davis, L. (Spring 2017). When perceptions are deadly: Policing, given the summer in Ferguson, Missouri and other similar stories, before and since. Ralph Bunche Journal of Public Affairs.

Dawkins, M., Gibson, C., & Stoddart, D. (2015). Drugs and drug control in Jamaica. In Pan-African Issues on Drugs and Drug Control: An International Perspective, pp. 181-196, Anita Kalunta-Crumpton (Ed.) Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishers.

C. Gibson & Asby, A. (2014). Self-injury. In Andrew Scull (Ed.) Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A to Z Guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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Robin Jackson
Assistant Professor, Justice Studies

Email: rdjackson@pvamu.edu 
Tel: 936.261.5232
Fax: 936.261.5249
Office: Clark 327 

Education: Ph.D., Sam Houston University
Interests: Racial/Ethnic and gender issues in the criminal/juvenile justice system; substance use in African Americans, juveniles, and women; risk (discrimination, substance use) and protective (racial and gender socialization) factors related to crime and delinquency

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David A. Rembert
Assistant Professor, Justice Studies

Tel: 936.261.5229 (o)
Fax: 936.261.5249 (f)
Office: Clark 328

Education: Ph.D., Sam Houston State University
Interests: Juvenile justice, criminal Justice and social diversity, police violence, corrections, and  family law 

Selected Publications:

Rembert, D. A., Watson, J., & Hill, R. (2015). A trilogy oftrepidation: Diverse perspectives on police violence targeting African American males. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment. Advance online publication.  doi: 10.1080/10911359.2015.1083506

Rembert, D. A., Henderson, H., & Pirtle, D.  (2014). Differential racial/ethnic predictive validity. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 12(2), 152-166.

Rembert, D. A., & Henderson, H. (2014). Correctional officer excessive use of force: Civil liability under title 42 U.S.C. §1983, The Prison Journal, 94(2), 198-219.

Henderson, H., Daniel, E. S., & Rembert, D. A. (2007). The predictive utility of the Wisconsin risk needs assessment instrument in a sample of successfully released Texas probationers.  International Journal of Crime, Criminal Justice, and Law, 2(1) 95-103

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