College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Renford Reese

Dr. Renford Reese

Professor of Political Science

PHONE: 909-869-4665


OFFICE: 94-311

OFFICE HOURS: Tu 1:00-3:00pm

W 4:30-5:30pm

Personal Website External Link | Full CV

Academic Area

Public Policy

Areas of Expertise

Public Policy Development

Research Statement

Dr. Renford Reese's current teaching and research focus is on NGOs and Social Service Outreach, Prison Reform, Juvenile Justice, Restorative Justice, and the Politics of Crime.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, University of Southern California, 1996
  • MA, Vanderbilt University, 1990
  • BA, Vanderbilt University, 1989

Courses Taught

The structure, operation, and goals of the criminal justice system. Review of the process; behavior of the major players and institutions in the system—police, prosecutors, attorneys, courts, corrections; judicial interpretations of due process and constitutional criminal procedure.
Group study of a selected topic, the title to be specified in advance.


Reese, R. (2007). American Bravado. Portland, OR: Inkwater Press. (Link)
Reese, R. (2006). Prison Race. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. (Link)
Reese, R. (2004). Leadership in the LAPD: Walking the tightrope. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. (Link)
Reese, R. (2003). American paradox: Young black men. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. (Link)
For more publications, visit Dr. Reese's website