School of Criminal Justice

Tonisha Jones


Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice


269C DeVos Center                                                      Phone: (616) 331-7187

Grand Valley State University                                       Fax:       (616) 331-7155

School of Criminal Justice                                           Email:

401 W. Fulton St.

Grand Rapids, MI 49506



She has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Idaho and an instructor for Washington State University. Her areas of expertise are in Juvenile Delinquency, Race, Class, Gender and Justice, and Human Trafficking. 



Dr. Tonisha R. Jones (Dr. Jones) completed her undergraduate degree at Washington State University earning a B.A. in Criminal Justice.  She then completed her graduate degree at Washington State University earning both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice.  



Dr. Jones has taught courses in corrections, diversity and justice, drugs and society, juvenile justice and delinquency, policing, public administration, and social problems.  Dr. Jones currently teaches Justice and Society (CJ 101), Juvenile Justice Process (CJ 350), and Issues in Criminal Justice (CJ 495).



Dr. Jones’ current research interests include juvenile delinquency, criminal justice interagency collaboration, social justice, and human rights issues, particularly human trafficking.  Her work has appeared in Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management and International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology

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