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 currently one of the co-Editors of Criminology, the flagship academic journal in the field, and he is the gubernatorial Criminal Justice Policy Expert appointee on the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing. His current research interests include contextual variations in prosecution and sentencing, the use of risk assessments in criminal justice, racial and ethnic inequalities in society, and the use of advanced statistical modeling techniques to study criminal processes.

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
CCJS602 Courts and Sentencing Spring 2019

Current Students

Brian Johnson
2220D LeFrak Hall
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Email
bjohnso2 [at] umd.edu