In addition to her career as an academic, Dr.Jones-Brown has spent time as a criminal justice practitioner in multiple areas, including prosecution, community-based and institutional corrections and program development for court-involved youth. She continues to be involved with the development of law and justice-related education for middle schools and high schools.
Jones-Brown, D. (2011) “If You See Something, Say Something,”
WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly, 39:1 & 2
Jones-Brown, D. and J. Shane (2011). “An Exploratory Study of
the Use of Confidential Informants in New Jersey,”
Report of the American Civil Liberties Union of New
Jersey, Newark, NJ (June).
Jones-Brown, D., J. Gill and J. Trone (2010). “Stop, Question
and Frisk Policing Practices in New York City: A
Primer,” Center on Race, Crime and Justice, John Jay
College, City University of New York (March).
Jones-Brown, D. and E. King-Toler (2010).
“The Significance of Race in Contemporary Urban
Policing Policy,” in U.S. Criminal Justice Policy: A
Contemporary Reader, K. Ismaili (ed), Jones
Jones-Brown, D. and B. Maule(2010). “Racially-biased
Policing: A Review of the Judicial and Legislative
Literature,” in Race, Ethnicity and Policing: New and Essential Readings, S. Rice and M. White (eds), New York University Press.
Jones-Brown, D. (2009). “The Right to Life? Policing, Race
and Criminal Injustice,” Human Rights, American Bar
Henriques, Z. and D. Jones-Brown (2009). “A Violation
of Trust and Professional Ethics: Sexual Abuse of
Women Prisoners by Correctional Staff,” in F.P.
Reddington and B.W. Kriesel (eds), Sexual Assault: The
Victims, the Perpetrators, and the Criminal Justice
System, 2nd ed., Carolina Academic Press.
Jones-Brown, D. (2007) “Forever the Symbolic Assailant: The
More Things Change, the More They Remain the
Same,” Reaction Essay to “Police Don’t Like Black
People”: African-American Young Men’s Accumulated Police Experiences” by Rod K. Brunson, Criminology and Public Policy, 6(1):103-122.
Recent Grant Activity
Principal Investigator, grant from Open Society Foundations
“Roundtable on Current Debates, Research Agendas and
Strategies to Address Police-Initiated Stops in the UK and
the USA” (4/2011-4/2012.
Principal Investigator, grant from CUNY Diversity Projects
Development Fund’ “Race and Justice Lecture Series”
Co-Principal Investigator, grant from ACLU of New Jersey
“An Exploratory Study of the use of Informants in Drug
Prosecutions in New Jersey,” (7/2007-6/2009).
Co-Principal Investigator, grant from the Annie E. Casey
Foundation for planning a Center on Race, Crime and
Justice at John Jay College (10/2004-7/2005).
Honors and Awards
Salute to Scholars, City University of New York,
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives,
New York Chapter, William Bracey Award (2008)
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Minorities and Women’s
Section, Becky Tatum Excellence Award (2006)
Presidential Research Award, John Jay College(2002-2003)
Current Professional Affiliations
Chair, Affirmative Action Committee,
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Charter Member, Division on People of Color and Crime
American Society of Criminology
Editorial Board Member for:
Women and Criminal Justice
Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Studies
Consultant to Educational Development Center
Developing Law and Justice Curricula for California High
Schools funded by the James Irvine Foundation
Select Recent Media Activity
“Stop and Frisk in New York City” with Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer, airing November 2, 2011 on Criminal Justice Matters, CUNY TV.
Op-ed, “Informant System not Color Blind” August 9, 2011, Asbury Park Press.
Podcast on Stop, Question and Frisk Practices in New York City. (2010).
Multiple interviews regarding the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., including NPR July 27, 2009.
Multiple interviews regarding the verdict in the Sean Bell case, including NPR April 28. 2008.
“High Black Arrest Rate Raises Call for Inquiry” by Susan Sward, San Francisco Chroncicle, December 17, 2006, A1.