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About Ashley Leiva


Ashley Leiva, Author at College of Juvenile Justice and Psychology

Prairie View Juvenile Justice Alumni, leaders in Juvenile Justice

The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences exists to foster applied research toward policy development by bringing academics and juvenile justice practitioners together. Its nationally elected leadership has long included persons from the nation’s only doctoral program in Juvenile Justice that exists at Prairie View A&M University. The latest [...]

Criminal Justice student, Robbie Tolan publishes historic book

NO JUSTICE is the harrowing story of Robbie Tolan, who early on one New Year's Eve morning, found himself being rushed to the hospital. A white police officer had shot him in the chest after mistakenly accusing him of stealing his own car...while in his own driveway. In a journey that took nearly a decade, [...]

Dr. Justin Joseph

May 2019 Juvenile Justice Ph.D. graduate, Justin Joseph selected from many offers, a tenure track position of Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of North Alabama. He plans on a rigorous research agenda of peer reviewed publications, grant success, and engaging undergraduates in research. His primary research interest remains adult and juvenile psychopathy.

Dr. Donna Ossorio

May 2019 Juvenile Justice Ph.D. graduate, Donna Ossorio plans a career in academia and as a policy analyst in the areas of Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare. She is actively engaged in the Houston community as a proponent of child well-being in the child welfare system, offering regional community leaders necessary research information to inform [...]

Dr. Sherri Simmons-Horton

May 2019 Juvenile Justice Ph.D. graduate, Sherri Y. Simmons-Horton is also a Licensed Master Social Worker. Dr. Simmons-Horton has accepted a Post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas- San Antonio in the Graduate School of Social Work. There she will be examining racial disproportionality and resilience among youth of color in the child welfare and [...]

Gibson does winning pitch for cybersecurity team

May 22, 2019 at the annual Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Conference at Texas A&M University - Commerce, Dr. Camille Gibson did the winning grant pitch for the CyberWarriors Team. The team consisting of faculty from Commerce, Central Texas, Texarkana and San Antonio, with Gibson from Prairie View, will be working in the coming year [...]

Gibson, Co-edits book: Crime and Violence in the Caribbean: Lessons from Jamaica

This volume provides an overview of the Caribbean countries, its colonial history, causes, costs and consequences of crime and violence in the Caribbean. The contributors pull from primary research and the available data from multiple sources including national and country specific reports to assess the magnitude, characteristics, and the changing nature of crimes in various [...]

Criminal Justice Studies Students travel to Chennai, India

As Prairie View A&M University continues to “go global”, Dr. Camille Gibson and six criminal justice majors in the course CRJS 4913 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems spent two weeks in June to July as guests of the University of Madras in Chennai, India. The students were there to learn about the nation’s justice system. They [...]

Marsja Stearnes, A Master’s Student in the Clinical Adolescent Psychology Program Traveling Ghana and other African countries

This summer Marsja will be participating in a program hosted by Recovery Africa. Recovery Africa is a not for profit organization whose mission is to assist Ghana and other African countries develop organizations that effectively address addiction to alcohol and drugs by developing prevention, treatment and recovery programs which lead to meaningful and productive lives. [...]

Faculty-Led Study Tour to India Summer I 2018

This Faculty-Led Study Tour to Chennai, India is an optional part of the course CRJS 4913 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems. While the course is open to all majors, the justice specific content will likely be most appealing to persons in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. During Summer I 2018, three weeks of the course will [...]