Don Hummer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, School of Public Affairs
Olmsted Building, W159e

Don Hummer's research focuses generally on policy, violence, culture, and the implications of technological advances for justice system actors. He is co-editor of The Culture of Prison Violence (2008), and Handbook of Police Administration (2008). Dr. Hummer serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Taylor & Francis journal Victims & Offenders. Recent peer-reviewed articles have appeared in The Prison Journal, Federal Probation, Journal of Urban Affairs, and Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Criminology
  • European Society of Criminology
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • American Correctional Association
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators


Institutional and Community-Based Corrections

Institutional and Community Violence

Justice System Policy & Evidence-Based Practice

Crime Prevention and Control

Technology in the Criminal Justice System

Criminal Justice Education


Publications list

Books/Edited Collections:

Byrne, J.M., Hummer, D., & Rapisarda, S.S. (eds.) (2021). The Global Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Institutional and Community Corrections. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group: Milton Park, Abingdon, UK. (ISBN #978-1032014913).

Byrne, J.M., Hummer, D., & Taxman, F.S. (eds.) (2008). The Culture of Prison Violence. Pearson Allyn & Bacon: Boston, MA (ISBN # 978-0205542964).

Ruiz, J. & Hummer, D. (eds.) (2008). Handbook of Police Administration. (2008). CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group: Boca Raton, FL (ISBN # 978-1574445596).

Recent Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Hummer, D. & Byrne, J. (forthcoming) “Rethinking Criminal Justice Education: Applying Experience Credits Towards CJ Degree Completion – It Generates Dollars, but Does it Make Sense?” Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

Alladin, T. & Hummer, D. (forthcoming) “Immigrant and Citizen Reincarceration in Pennsylvania ” American Journal of Criminal Justice.

Byrne, J., Rapisarda, S.S., Hummer, D. & Kras, K.R. (2020). “An Imperfect Storm: Identifying the Root Causes of COVID-19 Outbreaks in Corrections Systems” Victims & Offenders, 15(7/8): 862-909. Special double issue: Prison and Jail Reform during the Global Pandemic—Short-term Solutions or Harbingers of Long-term change?

Hummer, D. (2020). “United States Bureau of Prisons’ Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic” Victims & Offenders, 15(7/8): 1262-1276. Special double issue: Prison and Jail Reform during the Global Pandemic—Short-term Solutions or Harbingers of Long-term change?

Holman, S.L., & Hummer, D. (2020). “’Driver’s License, Military ID, and Proof of Registration and Insurance, Please’: An Exploratory Study of Officer Discretion Surrounding Traffic Stops on an Air Force Installation” Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology, 9(1): 1-24.

Ahlin, E.M., & Hummer, D. (2019). “Sexual Victimization of Juveniles Incarcerated in Jails and Prisons: An Exploratory Study of Prevalence and Risk Factors” Victims & Offenders, 14(7): 793-810.

Douds, A.S., & Hummer, D. (2019). “When a Veterans’ Treatment Court Fails: Lessons Learned from a Qualitative Evaluation” Victims & Offenders, 14(3): 322-343.

Alladin, T. & Hummer, D. (2018). “The Relationship between Individual Characteristics, Quality of Confinement and Recidivism by Offenders Released from Privately- and Publicly-Managed Residential Community Corrections Facilities” The Prison Journal, 98(5): 560-579.

Barberi, D., Ahlin, E.M., Hummer, D., & Gabbidon, S.L. (2018). “Are Non-U.S. Citizens Color-Blind? The Racialization of Violent Crimes” Race and Justice.

Colon, K.M., Kavanaugh, P.R., Hummer, D., & Ahlin, E.M. (2018). “The Impact of Race and Violence on Sexual Assault Prosecutions and Case Outcomes: Findings from a 5-year Study of One Pennsylvania Court Jurisdiction” Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 16(2): 99-116.

Han, S., Morcol, G., Hummer, D., & Peterson, S.A. (2017). “The Impact of Business Improvement Districts on Property and Nuisance Crimes: Evidence from the City of Philadelphia” Journal of Urban Affairs, 39(5): 658-674.

Byrne, J.M. & Hummer, D. (2016). “An Examination of the Impact of Criminological Theory on Community Corrections Practice” Federal Probation, 80(3): 15-25.

Douds, A.S., Howard, D., Hummer, D., & Gabbidon, S.L. (2016). “Public Perceptions of Pennsylvania Residents on the ‘Affluenza’ as a Correlate of Deviance” Journal of Crime and Justice, 39(1): 230-242.

Recent Book Chapters:

Byrne, J., Hummer, D., Rapisarda, S.S., & Kras, K.R. (forthcoming).”The United States Government’s Response to COVID-19 Outbreaks in Federal, State, and Local Corrections Systems.” Chapter 45 in Frieder Dunkel, Stefan Harrendorf, and Dirk van Zyl Smit, editors (2021), The Impact of Coronavirus on Prison Conditions and Penal Policy. New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.

Hummer, D. (2021). “Introduction to Surveillance, Technology, and Crime Control” Article 33 (pp. 291-298) in Society, Ethics, and the Law: A Reader, David Mackey and Kate Elvey (eds.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Hummer, D., & Ahlin, E.M. (2018). “Exportation Hypothesis: Bringing Prison Violence Home to the Community” Chapter 21 (pp. 379-400) in Division on Sentencing & Corrections Handbook Series (Volume 3): The Collateral Consequences of Punishment, Beth Huebner and Natasha Frost (eds.). Columbus, OH: American Society of Criminology.

Ahlin, E.M., Hummer, D., & Barberi, D. (2018). “Inmate Code and Prison Culture” Chapter 32 (pp. 346-356) in Routledge Handbook of Corrections in the United States, O. Hayden Griffin, III & Vanessa Woodward (eds.). New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.

Hummer, D., & Byrne, J.M. (2017). “Technology, Innovation, and 21st Century Policing” Chapter 21 (pp. 375-389) in The Routledge Handbook of Technology, Crime and Justice, M.R. McGuire and Thomas J. Holt (eds.) New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Other Recent Publications:

Byrne, J., Hummer, D., & Rapisarda, S.S. (2021). “Assessing the global response to COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons, jails, and community corrections, (Research Note)” American Society of Criminology, Division on Corrections & Sentencing Newsletter, pp. 6-7.

Hummer, D. & Byrne, J. (2021). “How law enforcement is using technology to track down people who attacked the US Capitol building” The Conversation

Byrne, J., Hummer, D., & Rapisarda, S.S. (2020). “Introduction to Special Issue” Victims & Offenders, 15(7/8): 835-838. Special double issue: Prison and Jail Reform during the Global Pandemic—Short-term Solutions or Harbingers of Long-term change?

B.S. Elizabethtown College
M.S. Shippensburg University
Ph.D. Michigan State University