Vince Webb

Professor of Practice, Arizona State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Youth
  • Criminal justice agencies
  • Juvenile corrections agencies
  • Police
  • Street gangs
  • Human trafficking

Key Findings

  • After the Redeploy Illinois program was implemented, the average number of juveniles committed to the Illinois Department of Corrections decreased by 25%. MORE
  • Overall, counties that implemented the pilot Redeploy program saw decreases in their juvenile and financial commitments to the state. MORE
  • On average juveniles reported being arrested more than once in the past year. MORE
  • More than 60% of the juveniles reported marijuana use and more than 20% reported crack cocaine use in the past 30 days. MORE
  • Officers who chose to use BWCs were more likely to have higher levels of education than officers who did not choose to use BWCs. MORE
  • Officers that volunteered to use BWCs were more likely to agree that that BWCs improved their contact with citizens when compared to officers that resisted the use of BWCs. MORE


Vince Webb, Professor of Practice at Arizona State University, is an expert in youth, criminal justice agencies and street gangs.

Webb served as chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Arizona State University. He also served as the president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Webb worked as the principal investigator for the Joint Commission on Criminal Justice and Criminology Education and Standards as well as a consultant on several national research projects evaluating criminal justice policies and practices.

Webb has published articles in scholarly journals including Justice Quarterly, Crime and Delinquency and Criminal Justice and Behavior and co-authored three books on criminal justice.

He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Iowa State University and his M.A. and B.A. in sociology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.