Donna M. Bishop received her PhD in criminal justice in 1982 from the State University of New York at Albany and taught for two decades in the Florida University System before joining the faculty at Northeastern University in 1999. For nearly three decades, her research and scholarship have focused primarily on juvenile justice and youth policy. She is the author of two books-including The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice (Oxford, 2012), and over sixty articles and monographs. Her major works focus on juvenile law reform; race and gender inequities in justice processing; and juvenile transfer policy and practice.
Feld, Barry C., and Donna M. Bishop, eds. (2012). The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice. New York: Oxford University Press.
Articles and book chapters:
Bishop, Donna M. (In Press.) Disproportionality in the juvenile justice system. In Caven Mcloughlin and Amity L. Noltmeyer (Eds.), Disproportionality in Education and Special Education: A Guide to Creating More Equitable Learning Environments. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.
Feld, Barry C., and Donna M. Bishop. (2012). Transfer of juveniles to criminal court. In Barry C. Feld and Donna M. Bishop (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice. (Pp. 801-842). New York: Oxford University Press.
Bishop, Donna M., and Barry C. Feld. (2012). Trends in juvenile justice policy and practice. In Barry C. Feld and Donna M. Bishop (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice. (Pp. 898- 935). New York: Oxford University Press.
Bishop, Donna M., and Michael J. Leiber. (2012). Racial and ethnic differences in delinquency and justice system responses. In Barry C. Feld and Donna M. Bishop (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice. (Pp. 445-484). New York: Oxford University Press.
Feld, Barry C., and Donna M. Bishop. (2012). The juvenile court: Competing images of adolescents’ competence and culpability. In Michael Tonry (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice. New York: Oxford University Press.
Leiber, Michael., Donna M. Bishop, and Mitchell B. Chamlin. (2011). Juvenile justice decision-making before and after the implementation of the disproportionate minority contact (DMC) mandate. Justice Quarterly 3, 460-492.
Bishop, Donna M., Michael J. Leiber, and Joseph Johnson. (2010). Contexts of decision making in the juvenile justice system: An organizational approach to understanding minority overrepresentation. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice 8, 213-233.
Bishop, Donna M. (2010). Juvenile law reform: Ensuring the right to counsel. Senior Editor’s
Introduction, Research Papers and Review Essays on Juveniles’ Right to Counsel. Criminology and Public Policy 9, 321-326.
Balboni, Jennifer, and Donna M. Bishop. (2010). Transformative justice: Survivor perspectives on clergy sexual abuse litigation. Contemporary Justice Review 13, 1477-2248.
Bishop, Donna M. (2009). Juvenile transfer in the United States. In Josine Junger-Tas and Scott Decker (Eds.), International Handbook of Juvenile Justice. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer.
Professor Bishop has also been very active in both the Academy of Criminal Justice Science and the American Society of Criminology. She previously served as Executive Councilor for the American Society of Criminology and has chaired and served on multiple of its committees. She is a former editor of Justice Quarterly and currently serves on the editorial boards of six major journals in criminology and criminal justice. She is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Washington-based Campaign for Youth Justice and consults with numerous youth advocacy groups.