Brian D. Johnson is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in Crime, Law & Justice in 2003 from the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Johnson is the recipient of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award and the ASC Division on Corrections and Sentencing Distinguished New Scholar Award. He is a recent co-Editors of Criminology, the flagship academic journal in the discipline, and he is the gubernatorial-appointed Criminal Justice Policy Expert on the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing. His current research interests include racial and ethnic inequalities in the justice system, court actor decision-making, and contextual variation in criminal punishment. 

Areas of Interest

  • Criminal Punishment, Sentencing, Social Contexts, Race and Ethnicity, Juvenile Transfer, HLM, Statistics
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Degrees

  • Degree Type
    MA
    Degree Details
    Pennsylvania State University
  • Degree Type
    Ph.D
    Degree Details
    Pennsylvania State University
  • Degree Type
    BA
    Degree Details
    Lawrence University
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
CCJS600 Criminal Justice Fall 2019 Syllabus
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2220D LeFrak Hall
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Email
bjohnso2 [at] umd.edu