MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Shaun Gabbidon, distinguished professor of criminal justice in the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs, has been named a fellow of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) in recognition of his outstanding contributions to enhancing intellectual diversity in the field of criminology. The achievement will be bestowed at the November ASC meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Gabbidon has authored more than 100 scholarly publications, including 75 peer-reviewed articles and 13 books. His most recent books include the co-authored, “Shopping While Black: Consumer Racial Profiling in America,” that won the 2022 Outstanding Book Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences; “Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime”; “W.E.B. Du Bois on Crime and Justice: Laying the Foundations of Sociological Criminology”; the co-authored, “A Theory of African American Offending: Race, Racism, and Crime”; the co-authored texts “Race and Crime” and “Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice: An International Dilemma”; and the co-edited book, “Building a Black Criminology: Race, Theory, and Crime.”
His research interests include race and crime; public opinion on race, crime and justice; security administration; criminology; and criminal justice pedagogy.
The recipient of numerous awards, Gabbidon was named a fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in 2019. In addition, he received the 2015 Julius Debro Award for outstanding service, and the 2016 Outstanding Teaching Award, both from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on People of Color and Crime.
In 2020, he was named one of the most influential criminologists of the last decade by Academic Influence. A 2023 update by Academic Influence found Gabbidon ranked in the top 25 most influential criminologists. He is one of fewer than 10 criminologists to be named fellows of both the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Gabbidon is a member of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is also the founding editor of Race and Justice: An International Journal, the leading journal in the area of race, ethnicity and justice.
Along with his doctoral degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Gabbidon holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Baltimore, and a bachelor of science degree in government administration with a specialty in criminal justice from Christopher Newport University.
The American Society of Criminology is an international organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency. The society’s objectives are to encourage the exchange, in a multidisciplinary setting, of those engaged in research, teaching and practice so as to foster criminological scholarship, and to serve as a forum for the dissemination of criminological knowledge.