Dr. Julie Marie Baldwin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She joined the department in the summer of 2013. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of Florida in 2013. Her dissertation was titled â€śVeterans treatment courts: Studying dissemination, implementation, and impact of treatment-oriented criminal courts.â€ť 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 Attorneyâ€™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.
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 lie primarily in two areas: 1) societal responses to crime and delinquency 2) development of crime and delinquency over the life course. Specifically, her current research
interests include court systems and processes; prevention, intervention, and public policy; evaluation research and design; substance use and drug policy; veterans issues; and law and deviance. Her recent publications can be found in Criminal Justice & Behavior, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Deviant Behavior, and Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. 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.