Hayden Griffin

Hayden Griffin

Associate Professor; Director, Graduate Studies in Criminal Justice
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Research Interests: Drug policy, corrections, law and society

Office Hours: By appointment

  • B.A., History/Political Science, Virginia Tech
  • J.D., The T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond
  • M.A., Criminal Justice, Radford University
  • Ph.D., Criminology, Law and Society, University of Florida

Dr. Griffin joined the faculty at UAB in 2013. He is co-editor (with Dr. Vanessa Woodward) of Routledge Handbook of Corrections in the United States (Routledge, 2018), second author (with Dr. Lior Gideon) of Correctional Management and the Law: A Penological Approach (Carolina Academic Press, 2017), and author (with Dr. Vanessa Woodward and Dr. John Sloan) of The Money and Politics of Criminal Justice Policy (Carolina Academic Press, 2016). He has more than thirty articles and book chapters. Among the journals his research has been published in are International Journal of Drug Policy, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Criminal Justice, and Deviant Behavior.

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Recent Courses

  • Proseminar in Criminal Justice
  • Seminar in Criminal Justice Policy
  • Judicial Process in America
  • Corrections in America
  • Drugs and Society

Select Publications

  • Kent R. Kerley, Megan Webb* & O. Hayden Griffin, III. (In Press). Examining the Nexus between Prescription Opioid and Heroin Abuse. Deviant Behavior.
  • O. Hayden Griffin, III & Megan E. Webb*. (2018). The Scheduling of Kratom and Selective Use of Data. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 50(2): 114-120.
  • O. Hayden Griffin, III. (2017). A Democracy Deficit within American Drug Policy. Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice, 26(2): 103-130.
  • Vanessa Woodward Griffin, Dylan Pelletier*, O. Hayden Griffin, III & John J. Sloan, III. (2017). Sexual Violence Elimination Act: SaVing Lives or SaVing Face? American Journal of Criminal Justice, 42(2): 401-425.
  • O. Hayden Griffin, III, Jace Daniels* & Elizabeth A. Gardner. (2016). Do You Get What You Paid For? An Examination of Products Advertised as Kratom. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 48(5): 330-335.
  • O. Hayden Griffin, III & Joseph F. Spillane. (2016). Confounding the Process: Forgotten Actors and Factors in the State-Corporate Crime Paradigm. Crime, Law and Social Change, 66(4): 421-437.
  • Vanessa H. Woodward, Megan E. Webb*, O. Hayden Griffin, III & Heith Copes. (2016). The Current State of Criminological Research: An Examination of Research Methodologies in Criminology/Criminal Justice Journals. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 27(3): 340-361.
  • Vanessa H. Woodward, Dylan Pelletier*, O. Hayden Griffin, III & John R. Harrington*. (2016). University Policies and Programs for Crime Prevention and Awareness: An Examination of Online Reports and Resources. Criminal Justice Review, 41(2): 140-158.
  • O. Hayden Griffin, III & Vanessa H. Woodward. (2016). Using Drug Courts for Postmarketing Surveillance. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 16(2): 165-175.

*Indicates student author

Academic Distinctions & Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • American Society of Criminology
  • Southern Criminal Justice Association

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