Dr. Natasha Pratt-Harris
B.A. Journalism, Criminology/ Criminal Justice, The University of Maryland College Park
M.S. Criminal Justice Administration, The University of Baltimore
Ph.D. Sociology, Howard University.
Teaching Interests: Community-Based Corrections, Criminal Law, Criminology, Jails and Prisons, Juvenile Delinquency, Research Methods, Social Problems, The Sociology of Deviance, and Statistics, *Coordinator Criminal Justice Concentration
Research Interests: Global jail and prison issues, disproportionate minority contact (DMC) nationally and internationally, the Black inmate, institutional research at the historically black college/university and the open-admission institution, victimization within high crime communities and populations, and special topics related to technology and deviance
Dr. Pratt-Harris works with the Department of Juvenile Services where she helps with the coordination of DMC efforts in Maryland, namely the reporting of efforts to increase awareness of DMC and to reduce and eliminate DMC in Maryland. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Baltimore International Academy.