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Dr. Scott W. Bowman

Associate Professor


Ph.D. Justice Studies, Arizona State University (2007)
M.S. Justice Studies, Arizona State University (2002)
B.S. Justice Studies, Arizona State University (1996)
B.A. Psychology, Arizona State University (1992)

Areas of Expertise:

Race/Ethnicity & Class and Criminal Justice
Juvenile Justice 
Qualitative Research Methods
Critical Criminology
Implicit Association Testing (IAT) Research


Scott Wm. Bowman, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University. He joined the faculty in 2007 after earning his Ph.D. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University.  Dr. Bowman is author of the edited, two-volume book Color Behind Bars: Racism in the U.S. Prison System, as well as scholarly work that has been recently published in Critical Criminology, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Race and Social Problems, and Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology

His research interests include critical examinations of the juvenile justice system, race/ethnicity, socio-economics, and the intersectionalities in the criminal justice system, and the role of implicit bias in criminal justice attitudes and decision-making.



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(512) 245-3584

Courses Taught:

Dr. Bowman - Courses Taught

Curriculum Vitae:

Curriculum Vitae