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Martha Earwood

Martha Earwood

Teaching Assistant Professor; Internship Coordinator
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(205) 934-0016
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Research Interests: Community corrections, restorative justice

Teaching Interests: Experiential scholarship, internships, capstone development, service learning

Office Hours: M 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.; W by appointment

  • B.S., Georgia State University
  • M.S., Georgia State University, Criminal Justice

Ms. Earwood’s professional interest in criminal justice began in the field of juvenile justice, where she spent the first eight years of her professional career as a probation officer and administrator in residential child care for delinquent youth. Her passion for juvenile justice and restorative justice has grown to include adult probation, parole, and community corrections. Her master’s thesis is entitled "Victim Offender Mediation: An Analysis of Recidivism at the Clayton County Juvenile Court."

Since beginning her teaching career at Georgia State University in 1993 as an adjunct faculty member, Ms. Earwood’s research and teaching interests have expanded to include introduction to criminal justice, adult corrections, restorative justice, victimology, community corrections and comparative criminal justice systems. Students in her courses can expect to read and analyze the most current research conducted by Criminal Justice faculty as it applies in the various contexts of her courses. Ms. Earwood values experiential learning experiences for students that include field trips, service learning, simulations, and group projects.

Her greatest teaching passion is the criminal justice capstone experience and internship program. Since she became the Internship Coordinator in 2004, the Department of Criminal Justice has developed relationships with over 40 federal, state, local, and private agencies who accept students for internship opportunities. Internships frequently serve as the means of developing a professional network and catalyst to an exciting career in a variety of criminal justice settings.

Download Curriculum Vitae

  • Recent Courses
    • Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
    • Corrections in American
    • Probation and Parole
    • Community Corrections
    • Victimology
    • Juvenile Delinquency
    • Criminal Justice Capstone/Internship Experience
  • Select Publications
    • Ancillary materials in Stephen Owen et al., Foundations of Criminal Justice, 2nd ed (Oxford University Press, 2014).
    • Martha Earwood, “Foundations of Criminal Justice,” (textbook review) Journal of Criminal Justice Education 24 (No. 3, 2013).
  • Academic Distinctions & Professional Memberships
    • President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2015
    • Provost's Award for Excellence in Academic Engagement and Global Citizenship, 2015
    • Metropolitan Criminal Justice Executives Association
    • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • Student Groups