Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2013 "Assessing current programs and reentry needs in Trinidad and Tobago: Insights from offenders-An exploratory study"African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies: AJCJS. 118.
2012 "Offenders' Perceptions of Reentry Needs in Trinidad and Tobago: An Exploratory Study"International Criminal Justice Review. 297-308.
2010 "Factors Shaping Police Retention: Does Herzberg’s Theory of Satisfaction Hold?"The Police Journal. 164-180.
2010 "Promotional Opportunities for Female Correctional Officers"Gender Issues. 14-27.
2010 "Promotional opportunities: How women in corrections perceive their chances for advancement at work"Gender Issues. 53-66.
2010 “The Benefits of Meditation Practice in the Correctional Setting”Journal of Correctional Health Care. 47-57.
2009 “The Benefits of Meditation Practice in the Correctional Setting”Journal of Correctional Health Care. 47-57.
2008 "Correctional workforce challenges in the 21st century"Corrections Today. 100.
2007 “Benefits of Meditation in a Correctional Setting”Corrections Today. 56-57, 67.
2006 "Faith-based prison programs"Criminology and Public Policy. 523-528.
2006 “Domestic violence and diversity: A call for multicultural services”Journal of Health and Human Services Administration. 172-190.
2006 “Improving Group Work: Voices of Students”Education. 441-448.
2005 "College students’ perceptions about career fairs"College Student Journal. 269-276.
2005 “Conflict resolution and group work: What students learn.”Academic Exchange Quarterly. 22-27.
2003 “Bringing the field into the criminal justice classroom: Field trips, ride-alongs, and guest speakers”Journal of Criminal Justice Education. 327-344.
2002 "Prisoners, Prison, and Religion: Religion and adjustment to prison"Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. 127-159.

Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University 1999
  • M.A. in Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina 1990
  • B.A. in Political Science, University of South Carolina 1985
  • Full Name

  • Melvina Sumter