Dr. Natasha  Pratt-Harris

Assistant Professor


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

Recent publications/ Presentations:

Pratt-Harris, Natasha (2011, February). Graduation and Release: The Intersection of Race, Gender, Socioeconomic Risk, & Culture. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, PA.

Pratt-Harris, Natasha (2012, February 25). Pardon Me: An Introduction to a Case Study Series of the 'Falsely' Accused Black Male Juvenile, Charged as an Adult. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, New York, NY. 

Pratt-Harris, Natasha (2012, March 15). Access to Justice and Disproportionate Minority Contact, A Meta-analysis 1961 - 2011. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, New York, NY.

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.