Jason M. Williams, assistant professor in the Department of Justice Studies, received the Becky Tatum Excellence Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. For this award the recipient must be committed to conceptual or empirical contributions to the study of minorities as victims, professionals in criminal justice, or offenders.
Williams research interests include: race, ethnicity and crime, criminological/criminal justice theory, critical criminology, critical policing, social control, criminal justice policy, qualitative methods, and the sociology of knowledge. He teaches courses including Current Issues in Policing, Perspectives on Justice Studies, and Selected Topics in Justice Studies. He has two books forthcoming with Routledge: Policing and Race: A Criminological Conception of #BlackLivesMatter and Black Males and the Criminal Justice System.