Richard Tewksbury



Richard Tewksbury is Professor of Criminal Justice and Editor of the journal Criminal Justice Studies. His research is primarily in three areas: institutional corrections, sex offender registration and gender/sexuality.  His correctional research interests include correctional programming evaluation, and institutional violence. His work with sex offenders focuses on community responses to sex offenses/offenders, and the consequences of sex offender registration.   Much of his research also focuses on gender and sexuality experiences of men.  He published 14 books on a wide range of criminal justice and deviance issues. His books include Sexual Deviance, Controversies in Criminal Justice Research Methods, Criminological Theory, Introduction to Corrections, Introduction to Criminal Justice Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods and Dynamics of Inequality. Dr. Tewksbury has been awarded the University of Louisville Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Award (2008), the Southern Criminal Justice Association’s Educator of the Year (2005) and the Peter P. Lejin’s Correctional Research Award from the American Correctional Association (2006).   Additionally, he is the namesake of the Western Society of Criminology’s Richard Tewksbury Award for research on the intersection of crime and sexuality (2013).  Dr. Tewksbury has also served as Past-President of the Southern Criminal Justice Association, previous Editor of the journals Justice Quarterly and the American Journal of Criminal Justice, previously served as Research Director for the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission and as a Visiting Fellow with the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Dr. Tewksbury holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from The Ohio State University.

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