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"Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose." -Zora Neale Hurston.


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Research: Skills
Laboratory Scientist



Christian, D. D. (2023). Environmental factors and delinquency: A snapshot of family, education, and drugs. AAJJRS Quarterly, 1(1), 12–14.

Bell, S. W., Christian, D. D., Adams, J. L., Gordon, E., Wicker, J., & Russo, C. (2023). The transition to academia: Perspectives of former criminal justice professionals. ACJS Today, 51(2), 1-12.

Christian, D. D. (2022). Education behind bars: A review of educational services in juvenile correctional facilities. Safety & Emergency Services Journal.

Christian, D. D. (2021). Mandatory mental health screening for justice-involved youth: A national priority. Youth Justice.

Christian, D. D. (2021). Exploring the dangers of youth confinement in the United States. Safety & Emergency Services Journal. 

Christian, D. D. (2020). Down, out, and under arrest: Policing and everyday life in Skid Row, 1st edition. Policing & Society, 30(9), 1115–1118.

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