Julie Baldwin

Julie Baldwin

Assistant Professor

Academic Interests

  • Courts (Specialized Courts, Judicial Process)
  • Military sociology
  • Drug policy and use/misuse
  • Program and policy evaluation
  • Law and society gangs

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

  • National expert on veterans treatment courts (VTCs): Research used in passing Arkansas legislation for in-state tuition for military; VTC expert for Arkansas Veterans Coalition; Subject matter expert on VTCs & Veterans’ Crime/Delinquency at the Justice Involved Veterans Stakeholder Summit. Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX.
  • 2 books under contract
  • 5 peer-reviewed publications plus one currently under review
  • 3 federal grant applications under review
  • Created and conducted the first national survey of VTCs
  • Invited presentation to Drug Court committee of AR Judicial Council. Little Rock, AR.
  • Numerous conference presentations
  • Lead researcher & local project manager: BJA Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program Grant ($100,000)
  • 2015 Grant Activity:  4 federal grant applications currently under review Peer-Reviewed Publications: 3 in 2015; 6 in 2014 2015 Association Conference Presentations: 7 national; 3 regional

Previous Experience

  • Doctoral faculty status at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock  2013-2015
  • Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock SPRING 2013
  • Ph.D. in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) 2008-2009
  • Court Analyst for the State of New York 2nd Judicial Department Appellate Division, Brooklyn, NY 2007-2008
  • Paralegal & Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Administrator for the Kings County Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office Appeals Bureau, Brooklyn NY


Jacksonville, FL


  • Ollie (our dog)
  • Traveling!
  • Running
  • Wine
  • Tailgating, Gator Football (Go Gators!), and Green Bay Packers (Go, Pack, Go!)

Future Goals and Aspirations

  • Continuing to build strong researcher-practitioner partnerships.
  • Obtain federal funding for research on VTCs
  • Have my doctoral mentees obtain quality jobs this year!
  • Extensively travel Europe, Asia, and the U.S.

Life Outside the University

My fiancé (John) and our dog (Ollie)

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