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Jennifer Allen, Ph.D.

Jennifer Allen
School of Criminal Justice
(954) 262-7011
Office: DeSantis 4113


  • Ph.D. Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Jennifer M. Allen is a professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Nova Southeastern University and former department head of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of North Georgia. She has worked with juveniles in detention, on probation, and with those victimized by abuse and neglect.

Dr. Allen has served on advisory boards for Big Brother/Big Sister mentoring programs, Rainbow Children’s Home, domestic violence/sexual assault programs, and teen courts. Dr. Allen has published in the areas of restorative justice, juvenile delinquency and justice, youth programming, police crime, and policing administration and ethics.

She is the co-author of Criminal Justice Administration: A Service Quality Approach; The SAGE Guide to Writing in Criminal Justice; The SAGE Guide to Writing in Research Methods; The SAGE Guide to Writing in Corrections; The SAGE Guide to Writing in Policing, and Juvenile Justice: A Guide to Theory, Policy, and Practice.

Areas of Research

Juvenile Justice,
Police Crime/Ethics
Criminal Justice Administration
Restorative Justice
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