Dr. Cobbina Receives Coramae Richey Mann Award

November 4, 2020

Photo of Dr. CobbinaDr. Jennifer Cobbina has received the ASC Division on People of Color and Crime Coramae Richey Mann Award. The award recognizes a member of the ASC DPCC who has "made outstanding contributions of scholarship on race, ethnicity, crime, and justice."

Dr. Jennifer Cobbina has published extensively on a range of topics including the areas of race, gender, and crime. She has been described as an "outspoken advocate for racial equality" and "social change." Dr. Cobbina's book Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Why the Protests in Ferguson and Baltimore Matter, and How They Changed America has resulted in a range of presentations and media interviews regarding policing, police brutality and protests.

Congratulations Dr. Cobbina!

Jennifer E. Cobbina is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Her primary research focuses on the issue of corrections, prisoner reentry and the understanding of recidivism and desistance among recently released female offenders. Her second primary research area is centered on examining how race, gender, and neighborhood context impact victimization risks among minority youth.

She is currently a co-principal investigator on a team of researchers that was awarded research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Michigan State University Foundation to examine how probation and parole officer interaction with female drug offenders affects recidivism, rule violations, and changes in crime-related needs. She is also the co-principal investigator that was awarded a research grant from the National Institute of Justice that focuses on the role of school safety in the successful transition to high school in Flint, MI and best practices for developing a positive and safe school climate.

Dr. Cobbina’s work appears in a number of top criminology journals, such as Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice & Behavior, British Journal of Criminology, and Journal of Drug Issues.

She currently serves as the co-chair for the ASC Division on People of Color and Crime. She is on the editorial board of the scholarly journals Justice Quarterly, Journal of Crime & Justice, and Sociology Compass: Crime and Deviance Section.