Jacqueline "Anita" Black
Assistant Professor, GPS Program Coordinator for Criminal Justice
School of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Kingsport Campus: Kingsport Campus 115B
I believe in empowering students through positive support and consistent feedback and am committed to advocating for students who are earning their degrees in all forums.The classroom and campus should be somewhere special, where students come to learn, explore, think and feel safe to voice their opinions. I have high expectations for my students and I believe in active listening and continually engaging and supporting students.
Professional development is important and I have several research topics on the burners. I am currently working on the Impact of Mental Illness on Sentencing outcomes for Juvenile Offenders. My expertise lies with criminological theory, research methods, criminal justice policy and juvenile justice.
I completed my PhD at Nova Southeastern University in South Florida and published my dissertation Understanding the effectiveness of incarceration on juvenile offending through a systematic review and meta-analysis: Do the “Get Tough” policies work? I received my masters from East Tennessee University where I published my thesis: A comparison of female and male inmates using the Survey of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities. I have co-authored a paper presented at the Western Society of Criminology: Assessment of sex offender policies using police data: A therapeutic jurisprudence analysis.
Ph.D in Criminal Justice and Criminology with a concentration in Juvenile Justice, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Masters of Arts in Criminal Justice and Criminology, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee
Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and English, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Recent Publications and Presentations
Understanding the Effectiveness of Incarceration on Juvenile Offending through a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Do the "Get Tough" Policies work? (Doctoral Dissertation)
A Comparison of Female and Males Inmates Using the Survey Of Inmates in State and Federal Correctional Facilities, Master’s Thesis, East Tennessee State University, 2003
Assessment of Sex Offender Policies Using Police Data: A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Analysis presented at the Western Society of Criminology with Dr. Leonore Simon, 2004
Rape on School Campuses: How does the definition of Rape impact students views?
The Correlation between Domestic Violence and Juvenile Offending
The Effects of Mental Illness and Diagnosis on Correctional Outcomes for Juvenile Offenders
Waivers and Juvenile Recidivism
Does treatment for juvenile sexual offenders reduce recidivism?