Area of Expertise
Racial bias in the criminal court system; Juvenile court processes; Prosecuting violent juvenile offenders in the adult criminal court system
Kareem Jordan is Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology at American University. He has written extensively about the role of race in criminal court sentencing and juvenile court outcomes. His research also focuses on perceptions of racial profiling in stores and airports, particularly when it comes to Blacks and Latinos. In addition to scholarly articles, Prof. Jordan's first book, Violent Youth in Adult Court: The Decertification of Transferred Youth, focused on examining the effectiveness of transferring juvenile offenders to the adult criminal court system. His second book, Race and Ethnicity in the Juvenile Justice System, provides a comprehensive examination of the role that race and ethnicity play in all stages of the juvenile court system, from arrest to final disposition. He is also the co-editor for a scholarly journal: Race and Justice: An International Journal, which is published by Sage.