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Lallen T. Johnson Assoc Professor Department of Justice, Law and Criminology

Additional Positions at AU
Faculty Fellow | Metropolitan Policy Center
Faculty Affiliate | Antiracist Research and Policy Center
PhD, Criminal Justice, Temple University</br>MA, Criminal Justice, Temple University</br>MURP, Urban and Regional Planning, Virginia Commonwealth University</br>BS, Criminal Justice, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Lallen T. Johnson is a social scientist that studies how crime and justice outcomes vary across urban space. He is particularly concerned with how social structural and institutional processes facilitate the occurrence of violence within neighborhoods, as well as the spatial concentration of violence across neighborhoods. His current project explores how gentrification shapes the nature and intensity of formal social control within mass transit systems. Some of his previous studies have been funded by the National Institute of Justice, and disseminated across multiple outlets such as Race and Justice, Punishment and Society, Health and Place, and Urban Affairs Review.
See Also
SPA Metropolitan Policy Center
SPA Department of Justice, Law and Criminology
For the Media
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Partnerships & Affiliations

  • American Society of Criminology

  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

  • Racial Democracy, Crime and Justice Network

  • Society for the Study of Social Problems

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Carter, T. J., & Johnson, L. T. (Forthcoming). “Blacks Can’t Jump”: The Racialization of Transit Police Responses to Fare Evasion. Race and Justice.

Johnson, L.T & Patterson, E.J. (Forthcoming). The Policing of Subway Fare Evasion in Postindustrial Los Angeles. Punishment and Society.

Johnson, L.T. & Carter, T.J. (Forthcoming). Race and Rationality: A Theoretical Examination of Differential Travel Patterns to Acquire Drugs. Deviant Behavior.

Johnson, L.T. (2021). Modeling Urban Neighborhood Violence: The Systemic Model and Variable Effects of Social Structure. Urban Affairs Review, 57(1), 128-152.

Johnson, L.T. & Shreve, T. (2020). The Ecology of Overdose Mortality in Philadelphia. Health and Place, 66, 102430.