Lee Michael Johnson

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Office: Raubinger 424
Phone: (973)720-2333
Email: johnsonl56@wpunj.edu
Office Hours: Mon 3:00pm-5:00pm; Tue/Thurs 11:00am-12:00pm

Department: Sociology
Position: Associate Professor and Program Director, Criminology & Criminal Justice

Area Specialization
Juvenile Delinquency & Justice; Victimology

Mike Johnson received his A.A in Social Work from Scott Community College in 1993, B.A. in Sociology & Psychology from St. Ambrose University in 1996, and Ph.D. in Sociology from Iowa State University in 2001. He has published in the areas of juvenile delinquency and justice, victimization, corrections, and policing. His current research interests are in criminal justice system effectiveness and assault victimization.


Johnson, Lee M., Danielle Watson & Nathan W. Pino.  2019.  Police Officers’ Fear of Crime: An Analysis of Interviews with Officers in Trinidad & Tobago.  International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, Forthcoming.

Watson, Danielle, Lee M. Johnson, Nathan W. Pino, & Paula Morgan.  2019.  Police Perceptions of Residents in a High Crime Area in Trinidad & Tobago.  Criminology and Criminal Justice, Forthcoming.

Johnson, Lee M., Paul Elam, Susan M. Lebold & Robert Burroughs.  2018.  “Use of Research Evidence by Criminal Justice Professionals.”  Justice Policy Journal 16(2): 1-23.

Daigle, Leah E., Chrystina Y. Hoffman & Lee M. Johnson.  2018.  “The Extent and Risk of Violent Victimization Among International College Students Enrolled in the United States: A Gendered Analysis.”  Journal of Interpersonal Violence 33(19), 3053-3073.

Johnson, Lee M., Todd L. Matthews & Elizabeth K. Ayers.  2018.  "Religious Identity and Perceptions of Criminal Justice Effectiveness."  Religions 9(5): 157-172.

Johnson, Lee M.  2018. “Day Reporting Centers and Work Release Programs.”  In Hayden Griffen & Vanessa Woodward (Eds.), Handbook of Corrections in the United States (pp. 205-216).  New York, NY: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

Johnson, Lee M., Leah E. Daigle & Sarah Napper.  2017.  “Precautionary Behavior and Violent Victimization: Do Safer Drinking Strategies Reduce Risk?”  Victims & Offenders 12(3): 381-400.

Daigle, Leah E., Lee M. Johnson, Sarah L. Napper & Andia M. Azimi.  2016.  “Protective Behavioural Strategies While Drinking: Do They Protect against Sexual Victimisation and is this Protection Gendered?”  Drug and Alcohol Review 35(5): 573-579.

Johnson, Lee M., Susan M. Lebold & Paul Elam.  2016.  “Use of Research Evidence by Juvenile Justice and Youth Service Professionals: A Research Note.”  Criminal Justice Policy Review 27(4): 402-419.

Johnson, Lee M., Todd L. Mathews & Sarah Napper.  2016.  “Sexual Orientation and Sexual Assault Victimization among U.S. College Students.”  The Social Science Journal 53(2): 174-183. 

Lemke, Richard, Lee M. Johnson & David Jenks.  2015.  “Perceptions of Collaborative Publications: Results from a Survey of Criminal Justice and Criminology Department Chairs.”  Journal of Criminal Justice Education 26(1): 1-21.

Johnson, Lee M.  2014.  Professional Misconduct against Juveniles in Correctional Treatment Settings.  Waltham, MA: Anderson Publishing, Elsevier.  Real World Criminology Series, Edited by Joycelyn M. Pollock & Michael C. Braswell.

Johnson, Lee M., Todd L. Matthews, David Jenks & Christy W. Bass.  2013.  “Juvenile Gun Ownership in the United States: Current Knowledge and Future Directions.”  International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences 8(2): 133-152.

Jenks, David, Lee M. Johnson & Todd Matthews.  2013.  “Examining Police Integrity: Categorizing Corruption Vignettes.”  In Melchor de Guzman (Ed.), The Evolution of Policing: Worldwide Innovations and Insights (pp. 317-331).  Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis Group.

Johnson, Lee M. (Ed.).  2012.  Experiencing Corrections: From Practitioner to Professor.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Pino, Nathan W. & Lee M. Johnson.  2011.  “Police Deviance and Community Relations in Trinidad and Tobago.”  Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management 34(3): 454-478.

Matthews, Todd L., Lee M. Johnson & Catherine Jenks. 2011. “Does Religious Involvement Generate or Inhibit Fear of Crime?” Religions 2: 485-503.

Johnson, Lee M.  2009.  “Utility of Arts in Corrections.”  In: K. Jaishankar (Ed.), International Perspectives on Crime and Justice (pp. 290-325).  Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Johnson, Lee M.  2009.  “Jail Wall Art and Public Criminology.”  Research and Practice in the Social Sciences 5(1): 1-21.

Johnson, Lee M.  2008.  “A Place for Art in Prison: Art as a Tool for Rehabilitation and Management.”  Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice 5(2): 100-120.

Johnson, Lee M.  2007.  “Jail Wall Drawings and Jail Art Programs.”  International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences 2(2): 66-84.

Johnson, Lee M.  2007.  “Jail Wall Drawings and the Role of Artistic Creativity in Community Reintegration.”  Justice Policy Journal 4(2): 1-37.

Yogan, Lissa & Lee M. Johnson.  2006.  “Gender Differences in Jail Art and Graffiti.”  The South Shore Journal 1: 31-52.

Johnson, Lee M., Ronald L. Simons & Rand D. Conger.  2004.  "Criminal Justice System Involvement and Continuity of Youth Crime: A Longitudinal Analysis.” Youth & Society 36: 3-29.

Johnson, Lee M., Rehan Mullick & Charles L. Mulford.  2002.  “General vs. Specific Victim Blaming.”  Journal of Social Psychology 142(2): 249-263.

Johnson, Lee M., Joseph Hraba & Frederick O. Lorenz.  2000.  “Criminal Victimization and Depression in the Czech Republic.”  Czech Sociological Review 7(2): 195-209.