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Michael J. Leiber

Michael J. Leiber

Michael J. Leiber, Ph.D., is a Professor in Criminology at the University of South Florida. He earned his doctorate in criminal justice from the State University of New York at Albany. His main research interests and publications lie in juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, and race/ethnicity. Over the last twenty years, he has also worked with the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) as a consultant dealing with the overrepresentation of minority youth in the juvenile justice system.  

Recently, he has received the following recognitions:  Distinguished Research Alumni Award – University at Albany, School of Criminal Justice,  The Lifetime Achievement Award. Division on People of Color and Crime, American Society of Criminology for sustained  contributions to scholarship on race, crime and justice, and the W.E.B. Du Bois award for significant contributions to the field of racial and ethnic issues in criminology from the Western Society of Criminology.  He is acting as an Equal Protection Monitor of Memphis/Shelby County Juvenile Court in cooperation with the Department of Justice (DOJ).  Last, he is the editor of the Journal of Crime & Justice, a journal of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association.