Delores Jones-Brown, J.D., Ph.D.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
City University of New York
Dr. Delores Jones-Brown is a former assistant Monmouth County prosecutor and a Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. She also directs the John Jay College Center on Race, Crime and Justice. Her areas of research and scholarship include: race, crime and the administration of justice, juvenile justice, and the legal socialization of adolescent males. Her book, Race, Crime and Punishment, won a New York Public Library award in 2001. In addition to multiple articles, book chapters and legal commentaries, she is the co-editor of two additional books: The System in Black and White: Exploring the Connections between Race, Crime and Justice (Praeger, 2000) and Policing and Minority Communities: Bridging the Gap (Prentice Hall, 2004).
Her most recent publications include: The Significance of Race in Contemporary Urban Policing Policy (2010); Stop, Question, and Frisk Policing Practices in New York City: A Primer (March, 2010); Racially Biased Policing: A Review of the Judicial and Legislative Literature (2010); and The Right to Life?: Policing, Race and Criminal Injustice which appeared in the Summer 2009 issue of the American Bar Association’s Human Rights Magazine.
Dr. Jones-Brown is researcher for the Consortium for Police Leadership in Equity (CPLE) and an advisor to the New York State Police-on-Police Shooting Task Force. She is also a Law and Justice curriculum consultant for California high schools.
She is the recipient of the 2006 Becky Tatum Excellence Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Minorities’ and Women’s Section, and the 2008 William Bracey Award from the New York Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).
This fall, the ACLU of New Jersey will release its report on the use of confidential informants by law enforcement officers in New Jersey. The report is co-authored by Dr. Delores Jones-Brown and Dr. Jon Shane. Dr. Jones-Brown has been on the faculty at John Jay College for 17 years and holds both a law degree and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers-Newark.