Dr. Laurin Parker

Dr. Laurin Parker is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Delaware State University. In 2014, she earned her Ph.D. in Criminology with a concentration in Law and Society from the University of Delaware in 2014. From 2015-2017, Dr. Parker continued to work for the University of Delaware's, Center for Drug and Health Studies as part of the Evaluation Team for the Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success Grant (SPF-PFS). As part of this grant, Dr. Parker collaborated with a number of community-based agencies, which include youth-based educational and aftercare programs, by providing technical assistance training and hosting workshops regarding alcohol and substance abuse/misuse. Dr. Parker's research interests include exploring issues within the corrections field, such as juvenile reentry and the effectiveness of juvenile reentry programming. She is also interested in critical issues within the American court system and the intersection of race, class and gender in law enforcement, courts and corrections. Dr. Parker is in process of completing a manuscript that explores gender differences in perceived programmatic needs for youth in detention centers.