Ojmarrh Mitchell

Associate Professor of Criminology, University of South Florida

Areas of Expertise

  • Race and crime
  • Racial profiling
  • Sentencing and corrections
  • Drugs and crime
  • Drug control policy
  • Criminal justice reform

Key Findings

  • In the article, “Examining Racial Disparities in Drug Arrests,” Mitchell and his co-authors examined the effects that the policies pursued under the War on Drugs had on different races. MORE
  • In the article, “A Meta-Analysis of Race and Sentencing Research: Explaining the Inconsistencies,” Mitchell conducted a meta-analysis of the existing body of research that examines whether African American’s are... MORE
  • In the article, “Does incarceration-based drug treatment reduce recidivism? A meta-analytic synthesis of the research,” Mitchell and his co-authors assessed the effectiveness of different types of drug treatment... MORE


Ojmarrh Mitchell, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida, is an expert in courts, sentencing, race, drugs and crime.

Mitchell previously worked at the University of Cincinnati, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the Urban Institute. He consulted with the national evaluation of the Breaking the Cycle Demonstration Project, the national evaluation of Juvenile Correctional Facilities and an experimental evaluation of the Maryland Correctional Boot Camp. He is a member of the American Society of Criminology and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

He has published in numerous scholarly journals, including Journal of Crime and Justice, Justice Quarterly and Crime & Delinquency.

Mitchell received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland and B.A. in Sociology from the University of Washington.

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