Prof. Ross Receives John Howard Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
June 16, 2020
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Jeffrey Ian Ross, professor in the University of Baltimore's School of Criminal Justice and a fellow in its Center for International and Comparative Law and the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, is the recipient of the 2020 John Howard Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences' Division of Corrections. The award is the ACJS Corrections Section's most prestigious honor, and was given to Ross because of his "outstanding research and service to the field of corrections."
According to the ACJS, the John Howard Award is "given intermittently, upon significant demand, to recognize an individual who has made significant and sustained contributions to the practice of corrections."
In addition to adding knowledge and insights to the practice of corrections, the nominee must have contributed to the "scholarship, teaching, policy, or service" in the field. A committee within the section considers the merits of a nominee, and the award is presented only when the criteria are met.
Prof. Ross has published a number of books, journal articles, opinion pieces and more on the topics of criminology, the corrections industry, law enforcement practices and related areas. His most recent book, The Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art, was published in 2016. Among his direct experiences in criminology, Prof. Ross worked for nearly four years in a correctional institution.