Professor and Director of the School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati
Ed Latessa, Professor and Director at the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati, is an expert in prison programs, drug courts and juvenile justice.
Latessa served as the president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). He received several awards from organizations including the American Society of Criminology, Volunteers of America, ACJS and Community Resources for Justice. He was identified as one of the most innovative people in criminal justice by the Center for Court Innovation in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the U.S. Department of Justice in 2013.
Latessa has published more than 150 articles and co-authored eight books including What Works (and Doesn’t) in Reducing Recidivism, Corrections in the Community and Corrections in America.
He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from The John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University and B.S. in humanities education at Ohio State University.