Nelseta Walters-Jones, Ph.D.

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    NELSETA WALTERS-JONES, Ph.D.
    nwaltersjones@umes.edu
    401-651-8916 

    POSITION:
    Assistant Professor 

    EDUCATION:
    Ph.D. 2008, Juvenile Justice, Prairie View A&M University

    M. S. 2002, Juvenile Forensic Psychology, Prairie View A&M University

    B.S. 2000, Psychology (Sigma cum Laude), Prairie View A&M University

    Dip. Teacher’s Education. 1985, College of Agriculture Science & Education, Jamaica, W.I.

    RESEARCH INTERESTS:
    Juvenile Justice, Juveniles in the Court, Child Abuse and Victimization, Public’s Perception and Attitude Towards the Court, Children and Families of Incarcerated Parents, Human Trafficking 

    TEACHING INTERESTS:
    Juvenile Delinquency, Criminal Law, Psychology of Criminal Behavior, Minority Groups and the Criminal Justice Systems 

    PUBLICATIONS:
    Walters. N. (2013). Migrant Workers. In Linwood H. Cousins, Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity, Sage Publications ISBN: 9781452287485 

    Walters, N. (2013). Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation In Linwood H. Cousins Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity, Sage Publication ISBN 9781452287485

    Higgins, G., Scott, W., Mahoney, M., & Walters, N. (2009).  Race, Ethnicity and Experience: Modeling the public’s perceptions of justice, satisfaction, and attitude toward the courts. Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 7 (4), 293 – 310.

    Higgins, G., Scott, W., & Walters, N. (2009). Sex and Experience: Modeling the Public’s Perceptions of Justice, Satisfaction, and Attitude Toward The Courts. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 34, 28-40.

    Camille G., Quarles, T., & Walters, N. (2007). Sexual abuse of minors in Jamaica: Understanding predator, prey, and citizenry. Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 5 (2), 109-122.

    Rodney, H. E., Tachia, R. & Walters, N. (2003) Factors influencing the disposition phase of

    processing decision in the juvenile justice system.  The Texas Probation XIX (2), 9 – 1.

    Book Chapter
    Quarles, T; Walters-Jones, N. V. (2012).  Juveniles behind bars. In L Gideon, Special Need Offenders in Correctional Institutions, Sage Publication

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
    American Society of Criminology

    Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences