Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Department Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology


Room:NQ 278

Dr. Michael P. Brown earned his Ph.D. in 1992 from Western Michigan University and joined the Criminal Justice and Criminology faculty in 1993. Dr. Brown's research interests center on issues related to community corrections and juvenile justice. He has served as chairperson in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology since 2016. Dr. Brown regularly consults with local community corrections agencies and probation departments in Indiana.


Ph.D. in Sociology

Concentrations in Criminology and Social Psychology

Western Michigan University

Featured Scholarship

Brown, M. P. (2016). Sentencing Evaluations in Juvenile Court. In T. Masson (Ed.), Inside Forensic Psychology (pp. 304-321). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Brown, M. P. (2013). Juvenile Justice and Delinquency: Exploring Key Issues. Visi Textbook Courseware. Retrieved from: http://vizicourseware.com/product/juvenile-justice/Book/e-text

D'Angelo, J., Brown, M. P., & Strozewski, J. (2012). Missouri: An Examination of the Relationship Between the Source of Referral to Juvenile Court and Severity of Sentencing Outcomes. Journal of Criminal Justice Policy Review, 24(4), 395-421.

Brown, M. P. (2012). Policing and the Mentally Ill: A Review of the Literature. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 12(4), 64-73.