Dr. Jones received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, and master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. In addition, he also has two PhDs. His first PhD is in Public Safety specializing in Criminal Justice, and his second PhD is in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Behavioral Sciences from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Prior to teaching at the collegiate level, Dr. Jones held various positions in the juvenile justice field in Maryland and New York City as Resident Advisor (Juvenile Corrections Officer), Case Management Specialist III (Juvenile Probation Officer), and Deputy Director of Operations and Director of Operations of a juvenile detention center (Juvenile Jail). Dr. Jones also has law enforcement experience as a Seasonal Police Officer in Ocean City, Maryland.

In additional to his practical experience, Dr. Jones has taught at multiple Colleges and Universities. He also has published three criminology textbooks, as well as many peer reviewed research articles. His research interests include criminal justice issues in social justice, police community relations, and criminology.