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Dr. Miriam DeLone

Professor, Department Chairperson

Phone: (910) 672-2271
Office: Lauretta Taylor Building, Room 319

Educational Background:

Ph.D. Criminology
Florida State Universtiy

Teaching Areas:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Research Methods
  • Seminar in Criminal Justice
  • Race, Crime and Justice
  • Law and Social Control

Research Areas:

  • Race and Sentencing
  • Crime Prevention and Public Health
  • International Criminal Justice: Turkey

Dr. Miriam DeLone

Dr. Miriam DeLone graduated with her doctorate in Criminology in 1992. She is co-author of the book, The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity and Crime in America, coming out in its 5th edition (Wadsworth, 2012).  She has published her research in such journals as Social Problems, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Crime, Law and Social Change, Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, and Criminal Justice Review.
Her primary area of research is in the area of race, ethnicity and sentencing.  She is also working on research projects involving data and colleagues from the country of Turkey.   Her newest interest is the development of crime prevention strategies from a public health perspective.

While at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Dr. DeLone, chaired 5 Master's thesis committees, and fiver dissertations.  She has worked with graduate students from five different continents.  Before coming to FSU, she was awarded the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award by her peers.

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