Norman White, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Criminology and Criminal Justice

Courses Taught

Criminal Careers; Juvenile Delinquency; Juvenile Justice; Race and Crime; Theories of Crime


  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany, 2001
  • M.A., Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany, 1997
  • M.P.A., Criminal Justice, Marist College, 1989
  • B.A., History, Marist College, 1981

Research Interests

Communities and crime; criminal careers; developmental and life-course predictors; theories of delinquent and antisocial behavior; race and crime.

Publications and Media Placements

His research has been published in:

  • Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health
  • Criminology
  • Journal of Criminal Justice
  • Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, member
  • American Society of Criminology, member

Community Work

He is the principal investigator for the Shut it Down: Closing the School to Prison Pipeline project, funded by a consortium of St. Louis philanthropic foundations. Shut it Down represents a partnership with the family court, public schools and other stakeholders to assist school personnel in altering school culture and climate to support improvements in overall student performance.

Working with student volunteers he also developed the Overground Railroad for Literacy, a tutorial program in local afterschool programs to improve student academic performance.