Jeff Mellow

Professor of Criminal Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Areas of Expertise

  • Jails
  • Program evaluation
  • Incarceration
  • Prisoner reentry

Key Findings

  • In the article, “Halfway Back: An Alternative to Revocation for Technical Parole Violators,” Mellow and his co-authors evaluated the impact of a therapeutic parole program called Halfway Back . . . MORE
  • In the article, “Escapes From Correctional Custody: A New Examination of an Old Phenomenon,” Mellow and his co-authors sought to establish a new conceptualization of escapes from custody. MORE
  • In the study, “An Analysis of CRIPA Findings Letters Issued to Jails for Constitutional Violations by the Department of Justice,” Mellow and his co-authors analyzed Findings Letters in jail Civil Rights . . . MORE


Jeff Mellow, Professor of Criminal Justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is an expert in reentry, correctional programs and escapes.

Mellow is a project team member for the National Institute of Corrections funded Transition from Jail to Community (TJC) Initiative and co-author of The TJC Online Learning Toolkit. He has consulted with the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the City of New York Department of Probation. He has received several honors and awards from the City University of New York and the Graduate School and University Center.

He has been published in numerous academic journals, including The Prison Journal, American Journal of Public Health and Criminal Justice Policy Review.

Mellow received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany of the State University of New York and B.A. in International Studies at American University.

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