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Kareem Jordan

Kareem Jordan, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs


Juvenile Justice; Race and Justice; Quantitative Methodology/Data Analyse

Research Interest

Decision-making in the criminal and juvenile justice systems; juvenile transfer to adult court; criminal sentencing; role of race/ethnicity in criminal decision-making

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Kareem Jordan, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the School of Criminology and Justice Studies. 
Prior to arriving at UML, he held faculty appointments at the University of Central Florida and the University of North Florida.  At both institutions, he also held the position of Director for each department’s respective criminal justice graduate program.  Prior to earning his doctorate degree, Jordan was a mobile therapist/behavior specialist consultant for at-risk youth.  In this position, he provided therapy and developed individualized treatment plans for youth who were diagnosed with behavior disorders. 
Jordan is very active in publishing research on issues of juvenile justice and race/crime.  He has published on these topics in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals.  Currently he is merging these topics by writing a book on race and juvenile justice for Carolina Academic Press. 
In recognizing his strong record of scholarship, Jordan was appointed co-editor of Race and Justice: An International Journal, which is currently published by Sage.