About Dr. Dee
Dr. Deneil Christian is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at an R2 (high research activity) university. Before transitioning to higher education, Dr. Christian served as a Business and Criminal Justice Teacher at an all-girls Catholic college preparatory high school in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, he has dedicated over five years to at-risk teens and youth offenders through his employment and volunteer work in Pennsylvania and Louisiana. Dr. Christian is a native of the beautiful Caribbean Island of Jamaica. He served the Jamaica Constabulary Force for almost four years in intelligence, public information, traffic enforcement, special operations, and mounted patrol. Dr. Christian also served as a police officer in the state of Louisiana. His research interests include the academic achievement of juvenile offenders, mental health services in the juvenile justice system, alternatives to juvenile incarceration, and employment possibilities for juvenile offenders. Dr. Christian's scholarly work has been published in Youth Justice, Safety & Emergency Services journal, and Policing and Society journal.