Jonathan Glenn, Ph.D.

  • Department Chair
  • Assistant Professor of Criminal JusticeDepartment of Criminal Justice

Contact Info:

  • 919.516.4994
  • Boyer Building, Room 103-A

Educational Background

 B.S. – Criminal Justice, 2009
Saint Augustine’s University

M.S. – Criminal Justice, 2012
Concentration: Juvenile Justice
North Carolina Central University

Ph.D. – Criminal Justice 2018
Concentration: Behavioral Science
Nova Southeastern University

Areas of Research

  • Youth Justice
  • Punitive Social Control
  • Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Criminal Justice


Beneby, D. R., & Glenn, J. W. (2022). Tracking the Impact of COVID-19 on Community-Based Intervention Programs for Justice-Involved Youth: A Longitudinal Qualitative Study. Journal of Restoration, Rehabilitation, and Reentry, 2022(1), 49-63. Retrieved from

Beneby, D.R., Glenn, J.W. & Taylor, L.C. (2020) An Assessment of the Hypercriminalization  Thesis: Evidence from Juvenile Justice and Human Service Practitioners in the USA. JAYS

Glenn, J.W., Taylor, L.C., *Chesterton, H., *Williams, S., *Moavenzadeh, F. (2019) Understanding school-based policing: recommendations for improving School Resource Officer programs and promoting safer schools Safer Communities, 18 (3/4), 132-142.

Glenn, J.W. (2019). Beyond Skin Deep: Understanding Disproportionate Minority Contact through Ethnocultural Implicit Bias and the Decision-Making Process among Justice System Gatekeepers. Journal of Applied Juvenile Justice Services, 19(1), 32-46.

Glenn, J.W. (2019). Resilience Matters: Examining the school-to-prison pipeline through the lens of school-based problem behaviors. Justice Policy Journal, 17(1), 23-41.

Parker, M.M., Glenn, J.W., Turner, A. (2014). Criminalizing childhood: the social development of juvenile crime in a rural North Carolina school. Social Development  Issues, 36(2), 35-52.

Ganao, J., Suero, F., & Glenn, J. W. (2013). Assessing the differential impact of contextual factors on school suspension for black and white students. The Journal of Negro Education, 82(4), 393-407.

*Denotes student collaborators on manuscripts