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About Dr. Dee

Dr. Deneil Christian is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. Before transitioning to his current position, 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 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, employment possibilities for juvenile offenders, and justice-involved LGBTQ+ youth. Dr. Christian has published peer-reviewed articles in Youth Justice and Safety & Emergency Services journals and a book review in Policing and Society journal.