Jeffrey London

Degree: Ph.D.

Professor

Department: Criminal Justice and Criminology

Jeffrey London

Topics

Criminal Justice/Criminology Drugs Marijuana Police/Law Enforcement

Expertise

  • Crime and marijuana
  • Medical marijuana
  • Demography of crime
  • School-to-prison pipeline
  • History of the U.S. drug war

About

Jeffrey London, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

London has been teaching at MSU Denver since 2007, where he started as an assistant professor. He currently serves as the evaluator for the administration of a National Science Foundation grant (Denver Metro Chem Scholars). London is a member of the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s General Education Council, an elected member of the Colorado Faculty Advisory Council and a member of the MSU Denver Faculty Senate Retention, Tenure and Promotion Committee. Previously, he taught at CU Boulder where London was awarded the 2003 Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2002 GPTI Instructor of the Year Award.

In 2010, London published his first book titled, “How the Use of Marijuana Was Criminalized and Medicalized, 1906-2004,” which investigates the social construction of the processes of marijuana criminalization and marijuana medicalization. It is the first substantive study on the subject to include a detailed historical context in which to situate a new theoretical model for examining the contemporary U.S. drug policy debate. His additional research interests include health and well-being of children of incarcerated persons, history of drug prohibition, legislation, penology and medical marijuana public opinion polls.

London received his doctorate in criminology and sociology from the University of Colorado in 2006 and a master’s in sociology and criminology from University of Florida in 1998.

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