Jamie L. Flexon


Areas of Expertise

Criminology (Juvenile Delinquency, Minorities and Crime) | Law and Social Control | Criminal Justice Policy | Capital Punishment | Psychopathy


Ph.D., University at Albany, SUNY, Criminal Justice, 2006
M.A., University at Albany, SUNY, Criminal Justice, 1998
B.A., University at Albany, SUNY, Criminal Justice, 1997


Office: PCA-366A
Phone: 305.348.0423
Email: flexonj@fiu.edu


Jamie L. Flexon holds a B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) degree from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her M.A. and Ph.D. were earned at the School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany, a renowned graduate school of criminal justice and criminology studies. While at the University at Albany, Dr. Flexon worked as an editorial assistant and research support specialist (2001-2006) for the Utilization of Justice Statistics Program, SOURCEBOOK of Criminal Justice Statistics at the Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center. The project is housed at the University at Albany and is funded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice.

Dr. Flexon maintains an active research life. Her research interests involve juvenile delinquency primarily among minority youth, criminal justice issues related to punishment (i.e., capital punishment), and policy evaluation. She has presented numerous papers at professional conferences. Dr. Flexon’s research has also appeared in various outlets including Journal of Criminal Justice, Crime & Delinquency, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, American Journal of Criminal Justice, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Victims & Offenders, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, among others. Dr. Flexon is the author of the books, Racial Disparities in Capital Sentencing: Prejudice and Discrimination in the Jury Room (2012), and Juvenile Psychopathy: A Primer (2018) (e-Copy), among others, as well as a contributing author to chapters in books, such as Wrongly Convicted, Perspectives on Failed Justice and Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory.

Dr. Flexon is a member of the American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Southern Criminal Justice Association, the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Criminal Justice Section of the ABA. Dr. Flexon is also a member of the Juvenile Justice Committee, the Forensic and Investigative Practices Committee, and the Science Technology & Forensics Committee of the ABA, among others. She reviews for various journals, including CriminologyCrime & Delinquency, Sociological Quarterly, British Journal of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Behavior, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Victims & Offenders, among many others, as well as for publishing companies.

Select Publications

Flexon, J. L., D’Alessio, S. J., Stolzenberg, L., Cruz, E., & Meldrum, R. C. (2024). Youth Access to Stolen Handguns. Crime & Delinquency, 70(3), 672-698.  https://doi.org/10.1177/00111287221126077

Lin Liu & Flexon, J. L. (2023). The Minority Penalty: Disparate Policing Across Noncompliant Minorities and Whites. Race and Justice. Online First (DOI) https://doi.org/10.1177/21533687231193134

Flexon, J. L., Lin Liu, Richard G. Greenleaf, & Nerissa James*. (2023).  Income and Calling the Police:  Examining a Nuanced Relationship Toward Theoretical Refinement. Victims & Offenders. Online First  https://doi.org/10.1080/15564886.2023.2175095

Archer, R. & Flexon, J. L. (2022). Examining the Influence of Unstructured Socializing with Peers through Aker's (1998) Social Structure Social Learning Theory of Crime and Deviance. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 47, 980-1005. Online First (DOI)  https://doi.org/10.1007/s12103-021-09633-w

Stolzenberg, L., D’Alessio, S. J., & Flexon, J. L. (2021). The usual suspects: Prior criminal record and the probability of arrest. Police Quarterly24(1), 31-54. https://doi.org/10.1177/1098611120937304

Flexon, J. L., & Encalada, T. M. (2021). Antecedents to secondary-like psychopathy in noninstitutionalized youth. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology32(4), 535-559. https://doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2020.1867620

Flexon, J. L., Stolzenberg, L., & D'Alessio, S. J. (2019). The effect of cannabis laws on opioid use. International Journal of Drug Policy, 74, 152-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2019.09.013

Flexon, J. L., D’Alessio, S. J., Stolzenberg, L., & Greenleaf, R. G. (2019). Interracial encounters with the police: findings from the NCVS police-public contact survey. Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 17(4), 299-320. Winner of the Best Paper Award from the Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, the official journal of the Minorities and Women section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). https://doi.org/10.1080/15377938.2019.1646688