Mr Henry Jackson Jr
Crimnl Justice & Criminology
CAMPUS BOX 010
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Ph.D., Sociology-Specialization in Criminology & Gender
Dissertation: “Power, Policy & Ideology of Punishment: Time-series Analysis of the Political Economy of Punishment in the Race to Incarcerate, 1975-2002.”
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Master’s, Master of Public Administration
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice
My teaching philosophy is reflective of my overall commitment to social justice and change through education and research. My overall aim is to persuade students to work hard in the course, come to grips with complex issues, and to build on skills that will assist them throughout their lives. I believe enthusiastic teaching connects students to the material and helps them grasp the course material.
As a catalyst in the learning process, I see my role as someone engaged in reciprocal learning and dialogue with students. Within the classroom, I actively engage students in practical application of criminological theories and criminal justice systems. When analyzing various criminological theories, I encourage students to consider whether or not universal application is appropriate, or if factors such as race, class, and gender place limits on their applicability. When teaching the criminal justice systems and how it relates to structural inequality, I arrange for guest speakers to come to the class to share their personal and professional experiences and perspectives. Since I worked five years as a Corrections Officer for the State of Kansas, I understand how important it is for students to have the opportunity to dialogue with professionals in the field and with individuals who may have had encounters, obstacles and prospects quite marked from their own.
My primary research interests explore the relationship between race, class, gender, crime and punishment. Primarily I investigate reasons why the U.S. has such high and disparate rates of incarceration. More significantly, I analyze whether punishment is the product of social structure and cultural values, comparable to the body of thought, “Sociology of Punishment,” attempting to understand legal punishment as a social phenomenon and trace its role in social life. My primary research question is does unemployment interact with race to affect imprisonment, independent of crime?
Secondarily, my research interests and publications also include racial profiling. One of the most important issues facing American policing today is whether or not race influences routine law enforcement decisions. Literature indicates that race plays a relatively small role in a police officer’s decision on whether or not to issue a traffic citation. However, more importantly, it appears that race plays a substantial role in police officer’s decision to stop and/or search a vehicle.
Books, book chapters, book reviews
Withrow, Brian and H. Jackson. (2002) “Race-Based Policing: Alternatives for Assessing the Problem.” In, Crime and Justice in America. Wilson R. Palacios, Paul F. Cromwell and Roger G. Dunham, eds. Prentice Hall.
Withrow, B.L., Dailey, J.D. and Jackson, H. (2009). The utility of in internal benchmark strategy in racial profiling surveillance. Justice Research and Policy, 10 (2), 19-47.
Jackson, Henry and B. Withrow (2000) “Measuring Race Based Policing: A Research Note Abstract,” The National McNair Journal p. 39
Race, Punishment and Inequality in Society. H. Jackson. American Society of Criminology, November 17-20, 2010. San Francisco, CA
Power, Policy and the Ideology of Punishment. H. Jackson. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. February 23-27, 2010. San Diego, CA
Social Construction of Policy and Punishment. H. Jackson. American Society of Criminology. November 2008. St. Louis, MO
Labor Surplus and Criminal Punishment. H. Jackson. American Society of Criminology. November 1-5, 2006 Los Angeles, CA
Correctional Facility Admissions and Recidivism: A Comparison of Three States. Poster Presentation. Craig-Moreland, Delores and H. Jackson. November 2003. Denver, CO
Citizen Assessment of Race-Based Profiling. B. Withrow and H. Jackson. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. March 21-25, 2000. New Orleans, LA
Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, August 2009 - present
Adjunct Professor, Adams State College, Department of Sociology, August 2007 – present
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kansas State University, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, August 2004 – May 2009
Other Work Experience
Research Analyst/Community Liaison
Department of Criminal Justice, Wichita State University
Office of City Manager, City of Wichita, KS
City Management Intern
Office of City Manager, City of Overland Park, KS
August 2000-April 2001
Wichita Work Release Facility, Wichita, KS
April 1996-September 1999
Norton Correctional Facility, Norton, KS
January 1994-April 1996
United States Army, Ft. Riley, KS
July 1989-July 1993
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