Dr. Julie Marie Baldwin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She earned her Ph.D. in criminology, law & society from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) in 2013, completing her dissertation titled “Veterans treatment courts: Studying dissemination, implementation, and impact of treatment-oriented criminal courts.” Prior to attending her doctoral program, she worked as a court analyst for the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division and an appeals paralegal and FOIL administrator for the Queens County District Attorney’s Office. She earned her M.A. in criminal justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (New York, NY) with a specialization in criminal law and procedure and B.A. in criminal justice from the University of North Florida (Jacksonville, FL). The Southern Criminal Justice Association named her the Outstanding Graduate Student for 2012-2013. She has received the University of Florida Graduate School Doctoral Research Travel Grant (2012) and Gator Criminology Syndicates awards for Most Innovative Dissertation (2012 and 2013), Outstanding Data Collection (2013), and Most Service to the Department (2011 and 2012). Her research interests are in courts (specialized courts, judicial process), substance use and drug policy, military service and crime/delinquency, and sociology of law and deviance. Her current research niche is veterans treatment courts where she combines her interests in courts and the various longitudinal effects related to military service and training, including substance abuse and addiction. Her most recent (2014) publications can be found in Criminal Justice & Behavior; Criminal Justice Policy Review; Drug and Alcohol Dependence; Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs; Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy; Perspectives (Journal for the American Probation and Parole Association); and Trends in State Courts. Her executive summary of the first national survey of veterans treatment courts has been included in the Top 10 Lists for seven eJournals on the Social Science Research Network. Dr. Baldwin can be reached at (501) 682-830 or email@example.com . Please click here to view Dr. Baldwin’s Vita.