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Dr. Judith A. Harris

Dr. Judith A. Harris

Dr. Judith A. Harris

Associate ProfessorCriminal Justice


Dr. Harris' academic interests include:
  • Similarities and Differences in Prisoner Reentry: England, America, and Asia
  • Women on Death Row
  • Criminalization and Marginalization of Homeless in Urban Areas
  • Institutionalization of Offenders, Reentry, and peer recovery coach training with offenders in the community
  • Elderly Offenders

Degrees Earned

University of Houston-Downtown BSCJ

University of Houston-Downtown MSCJ

Texas Southern University Ph.D.

Courses Taught

Community Corrections
Women in Criminal Justice
Race & Crimei
International Criminal Justice
Correctional Counseling
Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Cornerstone
Institution Based Corrections
Criminal Investigation
Court Systems and Practices
Fundamentals of Criminal Law

Crime in America

Experience Qualifications


Blackburn, A., Pfeffer, R., & Harris, J. A. (2016). Serious about change: A gendered examination of the impact of offense type on parole success. Women & Criminal Justice, DOI:10.1080/08974454.2016.1203387

Hernandez, A., & Harris, J. A. (2015). Acculturation, ethnic bias, and explanations of delinquency. In M. D. McShane & M. Cavanaugh (Eds.), Understanding juvenile justice and delinquency (pp. 159-174). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Ejiogu, K, Harris, J. A., & Baker, D.N. (2015). A preliminary spatial exploration of crime distribution during major events in Houston, Texas. Asia Pacific Journal of Police and Criminal Justice, 2015(10)1, 49 - 72.

Harris, J. A., & Herring, J. (2015). "Mentoring Moms:" The critical health and safety needs of pregnant offenders in the Harris County Sherriff's Office reentry program, Journal of Family Strengths, 14(1), Article 19.

More Information

Nominated by colleagues for UHD Excellence in Teaching Award, Fall 2015.

Invited Attendee at the UHD Leadership Retreat. Crown Plaza Hotel, September 17-18, 2015.

Nominated by colleagues for UHD Excellence in Teaching Award, Fall 2014.
Invited Attendee at the UHD Leadership Retreat. Hotel Icon. August 14 - 16, 2014.

Work Highlighted in UHD's Skyline: UHD Students Join Community Leaders for Reentry Services Training in Harris County Jail, January 26, 2015.

Work Highlighted in UHD's Skyline: Three UHD Faculty Members Published in Journal of Family Strengths, January 26, 2015.

Recipient of the President's Community Engagement Faculty Award for outstanding commitment to community service outreach and engagement. Spring, 2014.