Our main goal is to increase the number of minority criminal justice researchers and faculty who focus on dismantling the unnecessary barriers between the police and the community, while also providing scientific approaches to the reduction of mass incarceration and racial/ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system through the continued mentorship of underrepresented groups in research on these issues.
Jennifer Wyatt Bourgeois | Graduate Research Fellow
Jennifer Wyatt Bourgeois is a Center for Justice Research doctoral fellow in justice reform research. Jennifer is currently in her first year of doctoral study in the Administration of Justice Department of the Barbara Jordan – Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University, and previously assisted with the examination of predictive equity among risk assessment instruments. Jennifer holds a BS in Forensic Science from Baylor University, and a MS in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University
Corey Clay | Graduate Research Fellow
Arron Corey Clay is a graduate assistant in the Center for Justice Research (CJR) at Texas Southern University. His work focuses on police violence, probation recidivism, and marijuana criminalization issues. Before joining CJR he researched deviant behavior, labeling patterns in black males and criminal justice reform. He received a master’s degree in liberal arts – psychology from the University of St. Thomas and a master’s in criminal justice from Sul Ross State University. He is a military veteran and has worked in detention and probation. He was an adjunct professor and academic advisor at Warner Pacific University in Portland, Oregon. He has taught sociology, research methods, cultural diversity and ethnic diversity among other courses and has developed courses for face-to-face and online modalities.
Jeslyn Huynh | Graduate Research Fellow
Jeslyn Huynh is a Center for Justice Research pre-doctoral fellow in justice reform research. Jeslyn is currently in her second year of doctoral study in the Administration of Justice Department of the Barbara Jordan Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University.