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Robert J. Ramsey

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Director, Criminal Justice Program
Middlefork Hall 364
(765) 973-8327


  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, 2003
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, 1994
  • B.S., Political Science, Miami University, 1989

Current Research Interests

Wrongful Conviction, Community Corrections and Restorative Justice, Faith-based Correctional Interventions, Reentry, Judeo-Christian bases of the Law.

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Ramsey, R.J. (2014) "Preventing Wrongful Conviction Thirty Years After DNA-PCR: What We've Learned," presented at the Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference.
  • Ramsey, R.J. (2008).  Wrongful Convictions. In A. Embar-Seddon and A. Pass (Eds.), Forensic Science (Vol 3, p.p. 1033-1037). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Ramsey, R.J, and J. Frank. (2007). "Perceptions of Criminal Justice Professionals Regarding the Frequency of Wrongful Conviction and the Extent of System Error." Crime and Delinquency, Vol. 53:2, 436-470.
  • Ramsey, R.J., and J. Frank (2007). "How to Reduce the Incidence of Wrongful Conviction: Current Perspectives of Criminal Justice Practitioners."  Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies, Vol 7: 231-249.
  • Ramsey, R.J. (2005). "False Convictions" in Gerstenfeld (ed.), Criminal Justice.  Salem Press, Pasadena, Calf. Vol. 1: 415-419.

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

  • Indiana University East's Faculty Horizon Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2006-2007
  • Indiana University East's Student Choice Award for Teacher of the Year, 2005-2006
  • Indiana University East Teamwork Award, 2005-2006
  • Indiana University East's Student Choice Award for Outstanding Organizational Advisor of the Year, 2005-2006


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