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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice


John Burrow

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-6517
Office: Currell College, Room 108
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
John Burrow


  • J.D. 2001, University of Wisconsin
  • Ph.D. 1998, Michigan State University, Criminal Justice
  • M.A. 1991, University of Tennessee, Sociology
  • B.A. 1988, University of Tennessee, Sociology and political science


Dr. Burrow is presently involved in research examining juvenile gangs, judicial and prosecutorial waiver, elderly offenders, and school violence. Dr. Burrow teaches courses on Criminal Law, Race and Crime, Law and Criminal Justice Policy, and Law & Society. He is Chair of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.


  • Sentencing
  • Race and crime
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Children's rights
  • Law and justice



Koons-Witt, B. A., Sevigny, E. L., Burrow, J. D., & Hester, R. (2014). Gender and sentencing outcomes in South Carolina: Examining the interactions with race, age, and offense type. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 25, 299-324.

Meade, B. & Burrow, J. D. (2013). Untangling the dynamics of judicial decision making and inmates' free exercise claims. The Prison Journal, 95, 3-22.

Apel, R. & Burrow, J. (2011). Adolescent victimization and violent self-help. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 9, 112-133.



Smith, C. E., DeJong, C., & Burrow, J. (2003). The Supreme Court crime, and the ideal of equal justice. New York: Peter Lang.

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