Hayden Griffin

Hayden Griffin

Associate Professor
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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-author (with Dr. Meghan Sacks) of Correctional Fundamentals: A Narrative Approach (Carolina Academic Press, 2019), 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

  • Jazmin Esmeralda Palacios*, H. Daniel Butler & O. Hayden Griffin, III. (In Press). A Systematic Review of Section 1983 Lawsuits Filed by Texas Inmates. Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research.
  • Lindsay Leban & O. Hayden Griffin, III. (In Press). Disentangling the Links between Risk Factors and Adult Substance Use. Journal of Substance Use.
  • Megan Webb*, & O. Hayden Griffin, III. (In Press). A Mild Panic? Media Accounts of Kratom. Deviant Behavior.
  • Kelsie Watkins*, O. Hayden Griffin, III & Elizabeth A. Gardner. (2019). Investigation of Black Box Drugs Purchased from an Online Pharmacy. Journal of Substance Use, 24(4): 445-449.
  • Kent R. Kerley, Megan Webb* & O. Hayden Griffin, III. (2019). Examining the Nexus between Prescription Opioid and Heroin Abuse. Deviant Behavior, 40(9): 1132-1143.
  • O. Hayden Griffin, III, Vanessa Woodward Griffin, Heith Copes & John Andrew Dantzler. (2018). Today was not a Good Day: Offender Accounts of the Incidents that Led to their Admission to Drug Court. Criminal Justice Studies, 31(4): 388-401.
  • 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.

*Indicates student author

Academic Distinctions & Professional Memberships

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