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Justin Medina

Justin Medina


B.A., University of New Mexico
M.S., University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D., Temple University

Contact Information:

(570) 321-4228
Campus Post Office Box 2

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology and Chair of the Department
Areas of Expertise: Community corrections, policing, neighborhood context, gangs

Courses Taught:
• Policing and Society
• Community-Based Corrections
• Introduction to Criminal Justice
• Special Topics: Gangs and Violence
• Criminal Justice Research and Analysis (statistics)

Justin Medina joined the faculty in the fall of 2015 after successfully defending his dissertation, “The correlates of post-sentencing adjustments to supervision length within a local probation and parole agency” at Temple University.

Previously, Dr. Medina received an M.S. at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa. while working as a probation and parole officer for the First Judicial District. He is originally from Santa Fe, N.M., where he received his B.A. at the University of New Mexico.

His research interests include the relationship between context, place, neighborhoods and community corrections, police, and other criminal justice related outcomes. He is especially interested in collaborating with students on these topics. He has been published in Violence and Victims and he presented his work at the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.