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Renita L. Seabrook

Renita L. SeabrookRenita L. Seabrook

assistant professor
School of Criminal Justice

Contact Information:

Phone: 410.837.6079

M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark
B.A., Purdue University

For more than 10 years, I was employed by several state governmental agencies in New Jersey and Georgia. In New Jersey, I worked as a research assistant for the Administrative Office of the Courts, New Jersey Intensive Supervision Program, and in Georgia, I worked as a program development consultant for the Georgia Department of Corrections and a research coordinator/instructor for the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles.

My academic and applied experience covers several substantive areas of criminal justice, offender rehabilitation, probation/parole, program evaluation and criminological theory, with a special interest in cognitive behavioral theory. I am a certified instructor in several cognitive skills and cognitive restructuring programs such as Reasoning and Rehabilitation, Aggression Replacement Therapy, Thinking for a Change, Prime for Life and Moral Reconation Therapy.

In 2014, I was named a Baltimore Community Fellow by the Open Society Institute-Baltimore.

I serve on the editorial board for the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, and my research publications include the following:

  • Seabrook, R. & Brockett, R. (2010). "Women prisoners: Their Needs." In R. Muraskin (Ed.), Key Correctional Issues (2nd Edition). Prentice Hall
  • Fagin, J. A., Additional material provided by Brockett, R. & Seabrook, R. (2007).Introduction to criminal justice: Custom Edition for University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Pearson: Allyn and Bacon, Pearson Custom Publishing: Boston MA
  • Brockett, R., Seabrook, R., & Ukoha, O. (Forthcoming, 2009). "Race does matter: An analysis of the reasoning and rehabilitation program on African American female correctional offenders in Atlanta, Georgia." The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research
  • Van Voorhis, P., Spruance, L.M., Neal-Ritchey, P., Johnson-Listwan, S., & Seabrook, R. (2004). "The Georgia cognitive skills experiment: A replication of reasoning and rehabilitation." Criminal Justice and Behavior, 31(3), 282-305.