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


Area of Expertise:

Criminal Justice Policy, Criminological Theory, Institutional/Community Corrections, Policing and Social Justice, Juvenile Justice, Race, Gender, Crime and Justice, 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.  She has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Idaho and an instructor for Washington State University. 

Dr. Jones’ research interests include criminal justice policy, criminological theory, institutional/community corrections, policing and social justice, juvenile justice, and race, gender, crime and justice with a focus on 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

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).

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