Shaun L. Gabbidon, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice, School of Public Affairs
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Olmsted Building, W160

Dr. Gabbidon has served as a fellow at Harvard University's W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research, and has taught at the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. The author of more than 100 scholarly publications including 70 peer-reviewed articles and 12 books, his most recent books include the co-authored text Race and Crime (5th edition; 2019, SAGE) and the co-edited book, Building a Black Criminology: Race, Theory, and Crime (Routledge). The recipient of numerous awards, Dr. Gabbidon was most recently awarded the 2015 Julius Debro Award for outstanding service and the 2016 Outstanding Teaching Award, both from the Division on People of Color and Crime of the American Society of Criminology.  

Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Criminology
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences


Research Interests

Race and Crime

Public Opinion on Race, Crime, & Justice

Security Administration

Criminology and Criminal Justice Pedagogy


Gabbidon, S.L., & Greene, H.T. (2016). Race and Crime (4th edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Gabbidon, S.L (2015). Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime (3rd edition). New York: Routledge.

Nelson, M. G, Wooditch, A., G Martin, F., Hummer, D.C., & Gabbidon, S.L. (2016). Hate crime in post 9/11 Pennsylvania: Revisiting case characteristics and police responses. Race and Justice: An International Journal 6(4): 303-324.

Gabbidon, S.L., & Laws, T.U (2016). Understanding public support for, or opposition to, the use of consumer racial profiling to identify shoplifters. Security Journal, 29(3): 409-422.

Douds, A., Howard, D., Hummer, D., & Gabbidon, S.L. (2016). Public opinion on the Affluenza defense, race, and sentencing decisions: Results from a statewide poll. Journal of Crime & Justice, 39(1): 230-242.

Higgins, G.E., & Gabbidon, S.L. (2015). Revisiting the generality of public opinion on racial profiling: A statewide study of white perceptions. Journal of Crime & Justice, 38(4): 491-507.

Unnever, J.D., & Gabbidon, S.L. (2015). Do blacks speak with one voice? Immigrants, public opinions, and perceptions of criminal injustices. Justice Quarterly, 32(4): 680-704.

Nelson, M.A.,G Gabbidon, S.L., & Boisvert, D. (2015). Philadelphia area residents' views on the disproportionate representation of Blacks and Hispanics in the criminal justice system. Journal of Crime & Justice, 38 (2): 270-290.


B.S.; M.S.; Ph.D. (Indiana of PA)