Kevin Early, Ph.D., CCJS, CAADC, ICAADC
Teaching Areas:Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies, Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Sociology
Research Areas:Corrections/Correctional Populations, Criminology, Deviance, Prison-based Treatment, Substance Use / Abuse
Biography and Education
Kevin E. Early, Ph.D. is a criminologist and associate professor of sociology at The University of Michigan-Dearborn. He specializes in criminology, corrections, alcohol and drug behavior, and deviance.
He is a Certified Criminal Justice Specialist (CCJS), Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC), and Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with more than thirty-five years’ experience in the fields of mental health, corrections, and substance abuse.
Teaching and Research
Besides publications in death and dying, race and ethnic relations, prison-based treatment, and corrections, Dr. Early is the author of Religion and Suicide in the African-American Community (Greenwood, 1992), the coauthor of Nameless Persons: Legal Discrimination Against Non-Marital Children in America (Praeger, 1994), Drug Treatment Behind Bars: Prison-Based Strategies for Change (Edited/Praeger, 1996), and Criminal Justice in Michigan (Allyn and Bacon, Supplement, 2005).
His book, Religion and Suicide in the African-American Community, has been compared to the work of Elliot Liebow in his Talley's Corner that was an award-winning study.
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