Criminologist, Professor, Researcher, Writer, & Consultant
Jeffrey Ian Ross, Ph.D. is a Professor in the School of Criminal Justice, College of Public Affairs, and a Research Fellow of the Center for International and Comparative Law, and the Schaefer Center for Public Policy at the University of Baltimore. He is also a Visiting Professor, Kriminologie, Kriminalpolitik, Polizeiwissenschaft, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.
He has researched, written,and lectured primarily on corrections, policing, political crime, state crime, crimes of the powerful, violence, street culture, and crime and justice in American Indian communities for over two decades. Ross’ work has appeared in many academic journals and books, as well as popular media. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of several books including the Routledge Handbook on Graffiti and Street Art (Routledge, 2016).
Ross is a respected subject matter expert for local, regional, national and international news media. He has made live appearances on CNN, CNBC, Fox News Network, MSNBC, and NBC. Additionally Ross has written op-eds for The (Baltimore) Sun, the Baltimore Examiner, The (Maryland) Daily Record, The Gazette (weekly community newspapers serving Maryland’s Montgomery, Frederick, Prince Georges and Carroll counties), The Hill, Inside Higher Ed, and The Tampa Tribune.
From 1995-1998, Ross was a Social Science Analyst with the National Institute of Justice, a Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. In 2003, he was awarded the University of Baltimore’s Distinguished Chair in Research Award. Ross is the former chair of the Division on Critical Criminology and Social Justice (2015-2017), of the American Society of Criminology.During the early 1980s, Jeff worked almost four years in a correctional institution.