Melissa H. Barlow
Professor of Criminal Justice
Room: LTB 314
Ph.D., Criminology, Florida State University
MCJ, Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina
BS, Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina
Courses Taught (Recent)
CRJC 210 Introduction to Criminology
CRJC 302 Prisons and Society
CRJC 304 Criminological Theory
CRJC 400 Sustainable Justice
CRJC 500 History of Crime Control Policy
History and political economy of crime control policy
Race, class and criminal justice
Crime and justice in the news media
Barlow, D.E. and Barlow, M.H. (2018). Police in a Multicultural Society: An American Story, 2nd edition. Prospect Heights, Illinois: Waveland Press.
Barlow, D.E. and Barlow, M.H. (2015). "The Need for Latino Police Officers: A Challenge for the New Millennium." In M. Urbina and S. Alvarez (Eds.) Latino Police Officers in the United States: An Examination of Emerging Trends and Issues. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.
Barlow, M.H. (2013). "Sustainable Justice: 2012 Presidential Address to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences." Justice Quarterly. 30(1), 1-17.
Barlow, D.E. and Barlow, M.H. (2010). "Corporate Crime News as Ideology: News Magazine Coverage of the Enron Case." Journal of Criminal Justice Research. 1(1), 1-36.
Barlow, M.H. (2005). "The Ideological Nature of Crime News." In Gabrio Forti and Marta Bertolini (Eds.), La televisione del crimine. Milano: Vita e Pensiero.
Barlow, D.E. and Barlow, M.H. (2002). "Racial Profiling: A Survey of African American Police Officers." Police Quarterly 5(3), 334-358.
Barlow, M.H. (1998). "Race and the Problem of Crime in Time and Newsweek Cover Stories, 1946-1995. Social Justice, 25(2), 149-183.
Barlow, M.H. and Barlow, D.E. and Chiricos, T.G. (1995). "Mobilizing Support for Social Control in a Declining Economy: Exploring Ideologies of Crime Within Crime News." Crime and Delinquency, 41(2), 199-204.
Barlow, M.H., Barlow, D.E. and Chiricos, T.G. (1995). "Economic Conditions and Ideologies of Crime in the Media: A Content Analysis of Crime News." Crime and Delinquency, 41(1), 3-19.
Barlow, M.H. and Barlow, D.E. (1995). Confronting Ideologies of Race and Crime in the Classroom: The Power of History." Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 6(1), 105- 122.
Barlow, M.H., Barlow, D.E., and Stojkovic, S. (1994). "The Media, the Police and the Multicultural Community: Observations on a City in Crisis." Journal of Crime and Justice, 17(2), 133-136.
Barlow, D.E., Barlow, M.H., and Chiricos, T.G. (1993). "Long Economic Cycles and the Criminal Justice System in the U.S." Crime, Law and Social Change, 19, 143-169.
Hickman, M. (1982). "Crime in the Streets - A Moral Panic: Understanding 'Get Tough' Policies of the Criminal Justice System," Southern Journal of Criminal Justice, 7(1),7-22.
Professional Experience and Memberships (Selected)
Past President of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Former Director of the Center for Community Justice & Service Learning
Taught at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and South Carolina State University
Former correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Worth, Texas
Member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology
Honors, Awards, and Grants (Selected)
External Grant, 2010. Community Asset Mapping for Neighborhood Revitalization in the Southern Murchison Road Corridor ($49,939 of $500,000 HUD/HBCU grant awarded to Fayetteville State University)
External Grant, 2009. Learn and Serve America Higher Education Grant Awarded by the Corporation for National and Community Service ($465,378 for three years, to develop a service learning program within the Center for Community Justice & Service Learning).
Internal Grant, 2009. Proposal Selected for Title III Social and Behavioral Sciences Project ($28,543.08 for research on "Building Safe Communities Through Community Justice: A Study in the Murchison Road-Fayetteville State University Corridor").
Internal Grant, 2005. Awarded by the FSU Research Center for Health Disparities ($16,483 to conduct research on "Community Justice and Public Health: An Exploratory Study in the Murchison Road-Fayetteville State University Corridor").