Episode 18

The Prison Post #18 Dr. Jeffrey Ian Ross, Co-Founder of Convict Criminology

Published on: 16th December, 2020

Welcome to The Prison Post. This week we have a conversation with Jeffrey Ian Ross, Ph.D. He is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, College of Public Affairs, and a Research Fellow of the Center for International and Comparative Law, and the Schaefer Center for Public Policy at the University of Baltimore. Ross has been a Visiting Professor, at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, and University of Padua, Italy.

He has researched, written, and lectured primarily on corrections, policing, political crime, state crime, crimes of the powerful, violence, street culture, and crime and justice in American and Indian communities for over two decades. Ross’ work has appeared in many academic journals and books, as well as popular media.

He is the Co-founder of Convict Criminology. Convict Criminology was the early inspiration for CROP Organization's Alcohol and Drug Counseling Program that we built while our team was still incarcerated. Dr. Ross is also the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of several books including seven on correctional facilities, prisoners and ex convicts (i.e., Behind Bars: Surviving Prison, Convict Criminology, Special Problems in Corrections; Beyond Bars: Rejoining Society After Prison, The Globalization of Supermax Prisons, Key Issues in Corrections, and Convict Criminology for the Future).

Ross is a respected subject matter expert for local, regional, national and international news media. He has made live appearances on CNN, CNBC, and Fox News Network. Additionally Ross has written op-eds for The (Baltimore) Sun, The (Maryland) Daily Record, The Gazette (weekly community newspapers serving Maryland's Montgomery, Frederick, Prince Georges and Carroll counties), the Baltimore Examiner, and the Tampa Tribune.

Ross has performed consulting services for the Maryland Department of Probation and Parole. In 2005-2006, Ross was a member of the Prisoner Advocate Liaison Group, for the Institute of Medicine (part of the National Academy of Sciences).

From 1995–1998, Ross was a Social Science Analyst with the National Institute of Justice, a Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. In 2003, he was awarded the University of Baltimore’s Distinguished Chair in Research Award. In April 2018, Ross was given the Hans W. Mattick Award, “for an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of Criminology & Criminal Justice practice,” from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2020, he received the John Howard Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ Division of Corrections. The award is the ACJS Corrections Section’s most prestigious award, and was given because of his “outstanding research and service to the field of corrections.” During the early 1980s, Jeff worked almost four years in a correctional institution. You can find his work and reach out to him at https://jeffreyianross.com/. #CROPOrganization #ThePrisonPost #ThePrisonPostPodcast #WorkingTogetherToRestoreLives #FiveFormerlyIncarceratedDirectors #TheFourPillarsOfSuccessfulReentry #ConvictCriminology

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Transforming Lives and Healing Communities by Reimagining Reentry
The Prison Post is a podcast interviewing leaders in the criminal justice reform, restorative justice, and social justice movements. In addition, we share the transformational stories of the currently and formerly incarcerated and highlight what CROP Organization is doing by reimagining reentry for returning citizens.
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Richard Mireles

With a Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Management from California Coast University, Richard is a dynamic public speaker and expert communicator with Advanced Leadership and Communication certifications with the world recognized Toastmasters International. Having spent over 21 years inside of CDCR, Richard made abundant contributions as a cofounder of the Inside Solutions think-tank and lead intern for the CROP Organization’s programs offered within institutions. An inspiring leader and powerful orator with over 35 transformational coaching seminars and workshops, Richard possesses the uncanny ability to capture a room's attention while conveying impactful messages to any audience. He has an advanced certification as an Alcohol and Other Drug counselor (receiving a certificate of recognition from the California State Senate for his contributions to the recovery community) and was the only known incarcerated person to earn the status of associate trainer for John Maxwell’s EQUIP Leadership and its Million Leader Mandate.