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Kevin Wright

Faculty Profile: Kevin A. Wright, Ph.D

Criminology and Criminal Justice



Office: UCENT 641
Phone: (602) 496-1294

Assistant Professor

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Towson University, B.S
Washington State University, M.A
Washington State University, Ph.D

ASU at the Downtown Campus
Criminology and Criminal Justice
411 N. Central Ave. Ste.600
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Kevin A. Wright is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.  Professor Wright earned his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Washington State University in 2010.  His research interests include criminological theory and correctional policy, with particular emphasis placed on the intersection between the two.  Currently, he is focusing on the importance of ecological context for offender rehabilitation and reintegration, and his work has been published in Homicide Studies, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, and Justice Quarterly.    

Courses Taught

  • CRJ 225 Introduction to Criminology
  • CRJ 240 Introduction to Corrections
  • CRJ 304 Criminology
  • CRJ 461 Domestic Violence

Research Interests

  • Criminological Theory
  • Correctional Policy
  • Offender Rehabilitation and Reentry

Recent Publications

  • Wright, Kevin A., and Gabriel T Cesar. Toward a More Complete Model of Offender Reintegration: Linking the Micro-, Macro-, and System-Level Components of Recidivism. Victims & Offenders. Forthcoming.
  • Wright, Kevin A., and Nancy Rodriguez. A Closer Look at the Paradox: Examining Immigration and Youth Reoffending in Arizona. Justice Quarterly. Forthcoming.
  • Wright, Kevin A., Travis C. Pratt, Christopher T. Lowenkamp, and Edward J. Latessa. 2013. The Systemic Model of Crime and Institutional Efficacy: An Analysis of the Social Context of Offender Reintegration. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 57, 92-111.
  • Johnson, Charles L., Kevin A. Wright, and Paul. S. Strand. 2012. Transitions of Truants: Community Truancy Board as a Turning Point in the Lives of Adolescents. Journal of Juvenile Justice, 1, 34-51.
  • Wright, Kevin A., Travis C. Pratt, Christopher T. Lowenkamp, and Edward J. Latessa
    2012. The Importance of Ecological Context for Correctional Treatment Programs: Understanding the Micro- and Macro-Level Dimensions of Successful Offender Treatment.‖ Justice Quarterly, 29, 775-798.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Criminology
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
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