Dr. Charles Bell is a Detroit native and an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice Sciences. His research explores African American students' and parents' perceptions of out-of-school suspension, school safety measures, and law enforcement officers. His research confirms that school suspension negatively impacts Black students' achievement, harms parents' employment, and periodically violates state and federal laws. Dr. Bell's work also suggests that schools fail to protect Black students, leaving them vulnerable to victimization. His work has been published in Urban Education, Children and Youth Services Review, Journal of Crime and Justice, and several other scholarly outlets. His new book, "Suspended: Punishment, Violence, and the Failure of School Safety" expands upon this work. Suspended was published by Johns Hopkins University Press on November 2, 2021.
Dr. Bell has been interviewed and cited by several news outlets such as The 21st (NPR), Atlanta Black Star, The Conversation, Detroit News, WGLT, WCBU Peoria, WMBD Central Illinois, WDET Detroit (NPR), Aljazeera America, and Detroit PBS. Currently, he serves as the Associate Chair of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division and on the Journal of School Violence Editorial Board.
291.001Undergraduate Teaching Experience In Criminal Justice Sciences
499.005Independent Research For The Master's Thesis
318.001Schools, Crime, and Social Policy
291.014Undergraduate Teaching Experience In Criminal Justice Sciences