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Dr. Robert A. Brown

Associate Professor

Phone: (910) 672-2272
Fax: (910) 672-1908
Office: Lauretta Taylor Building, Room 319

Educational Background

Ph.D., Criminal Justice,
University of Cincinnati

Curriculum Vitae 


Black, White, and UnEqual

Race & Officer Decision Making

Journal of Ethnicity

Beyond Bricks, Bars, & Barbed Wire

Police-Citizen Encounters & Field Citations

Journal of Criminal Justice

Journal of Crime and Justice

Women on Patrol

Race & Justice

Areas of Expertise:

Police-Citizen Encounters

Race, Gender, and Criminal Justice Processing

Problem-Solving Courts

Alternative Sentencing


Robert Brown Criminal Justice

Dr. Robert A. Brown is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Fayetteville State University.  Dr. Brown earned his B.A. in Political Science from Hampton University in 1991, an M.S. in Criminology from Indiana State University in 1994, and his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2003.  Prior to earning his doctorate, he worked as a sentencing mitigation specialist for the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) coordinating offender-specific supervision and rehabilitation plans defendants and prisoners at the state and federal levels.  Dr. Brown's research focuses on street-level interactions between police officers and citizens (e.g., citation, arrest, use of force), the influence of race and gender (of officials and offenders) on criminal justice processing, and the impact of intermediate sanctions and problem-solving courts on rehabilitation and criminal justice processing.  His scholarly work has been published in Justice Quarterly; The Journal of Criminal Justice; Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management; The Journal of Crime and Justice; The Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice Studies; and "The Blackwell Companion to Criminology".  Both within the community and university settings, Dr. Brown also has over twenty years of experience in privately and publicly sponsored mentoring programs that target Black male youths in the District of Columbia, Indianapolis (IN), and Fayetteville (NC).


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