Howard Henderson, Ph.D.

Criminal Justice Contributor | Professor | Researcher |

Howard M. Henderson II, PhD, is a professor of justice administration in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Criminal Justice and Law Review and the author of More Than Race: Minority Issues in Criminal Justice. Dr. Henderson’s research focuses on psychometric predictive bias and criminal justice program evaluations. The overarching goal of his work is to inform the development of criminal justice policies by way of empirically supported approaches. He is currently leading research funded by the National Science Foundation on offender decision-making characteristics. Dr. Henderson is also evaluating the Dallas Juvenile Justice Department’s Diversion Male Court. Howard is also leading a research team in a multi-year, large-scale evaluation of the Houston Police Department Body Camera Program.  He is a former member of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Multidisciplinary Advisory Board overseeing the U.S. Department of Justice – U.S. Department of Labor’s Prison Reentry Initiative. Dr. Henderson also was an instructor in the United States Department of State’s International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA). In previous work, he has examined the effect of perceived procedural justice and legitimacy on inmate behavior, predictive equity among risk assessment instruments, and a host of criminal justice programs    Dr. Henderson received his BS in criminal justice administration from Middle Tennessee State University, his masters of criminal justice from Tennessee State University, and his PhD in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University.