JENNIFER N. GRIMES, Ph.D.
Dr. Jennifer N. Grimes is an Assistant Professor in the
Criminology & Criminal Justice at
Indiana State University.
She received her Ph.D. in Justice Studies from the
Justice & Social Inquiry at Arizona State University in 2007.
Dr. Grimes’s research and teaching interests include crime and the
mass media, punishment and social control, public opinion and criminal
justice policy, and evaluations of correctional and community-based
treatment and rehabilitation programs.
Her work has appeared in such journals as the
Journal of Crime and Justice,
Sociological Quarterly, and
Dr. Grimes is a member of the
American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences,
Midwestern Criminological Association, the
Association, and the Indiana Correctional Association.
She is on the Board of Directors for the
Indiana Juvenile Justice
Task Force and Editor of the Criminal Justice Board for the
Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT). She
currently serves as a reviewer for
Crime Media Culture: An International Journal and as the Prisoner
Advocate on ISU’s Institutional Review Board.
Prior to accepting a position with
University, Dr. Grimes was a Senior Research
Analyst in the Research & Development division of the
of Juvenile Corrections. She
has also worked for the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission, both in
their Statistical Analysis
Center and in their Drug,
Gang, & Violent Crime program.
In these capacities, her responsibilities included completing statutorily
mandated criminal justice research reports and conducting evaluations of
numerous correctional treatment programs.
Dr. Grimes has been teaching in the areas of criminology, criminal justice,
and justice studies for over five years.
Previous teaching appointments include Teaching/Research Associate of
Justice Studies at Arizona State University
and Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice for the
Community College system in Arizona.