Dr. Charles Bell is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is a recipient of the Ruth D. Peterson Fellowship from the American Society of Criminology. His research explores African American students' and parents' perceptions of out-of-school suspension, school safety measures, and law enforcement officers throughout Michigan and Illinois. Dr. Bell's research builds upon the street code theory and shows out-of-school suspension exacerbates bullying and violent physical altercations on school grounds. His work also confirms Black students and their parents harbor negative perceptions of out-of-school suspension, students feel targeted for school removal based on their style dress, hair, and music preference, and frequent out-of-school suspension functions as a precursor to Black educational flight. Dr. Bell has been interviewed and cited by several news outlets such as Atlanta Black Star, The Conversation, WGLT, WDET Detroit, Aljazeera America, Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency, and Detroit PBS.
499.005Independent Research For The Master's Thesis
308.001Race, Ethnicity, and Criminal Justice
308.002Race, Ethnicity, and Criminal Justice
291.014Undergraduate Teaching Experience In Criminal Justice Scienc