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Julie Baldwin Scholar in Residence Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

Additional Positions at AU
Associate Director, Research - Justice Programs Office
Research Professor - Department of Justice, Law & Criminology
Degrees
PhD - University of Florida (2009-2013)
MA - John Jay College of Criminal Justice (2006-2007)
BA - University of North Florida (2001-2004)

Bio
Julie Marie Baldwin, PhD, is a Research Professor in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology at American University. She specializes in translational and evaluation research with a focus on courts, substance use and misuse, and subcultures including the military, law enforcement, and gangs. Her current research projects are funded by the National Science Foundation, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, and National Institute of Corrections, as well as Oregon’s Criminal Justice Commission. These projects include RCTs and multisite evaluations, requiring primary data collection.

Dr. Baldwin is an internationally recognized expert on veterans treatment courts (VTCs) and continues to pioneer VTC research. She disseminates her work to a broad audience through peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, reports, and presentations. Four of her current research projects are funded by federal agencies. To date, she has visited more than 50 VTCs across the country and is actively working with 18 programs. Dr. Baldwin is also the co-founder and co-president of the Veterans Treatment Court Research Consortium and served as editor of the Veterans Justice and Mental Health Newsletter for BJA’s National Drug Court Resource Center.

Dr. Baldwin is also an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Criminal Justice and serves on the Editorial Board for Justice Quarterly and the Drug Court Review. She previously served as the Editor in Chief of Drug Court Review. Her most recent publications can be found in the Journal of Drug Issues, Police Quarterly, Criminal Justice Policy Review, and Journal of Offender Rehabilitation.

Prior to joining American University, Dr. Baldwin was an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Missouri State University (2015-2018) and an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (2013-2015). She earned her PhD in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of Florida in 2013. Before entering her doctoral program, she was a court analyst for the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division (2008-2009) and a paralegal and Freedom of Information Law administrator for Appeals Bureau of the Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney’s Office (2007-2008). She obtained her MA in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Criminal Law & Procedure from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (2007) and BA in Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida (2004).
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