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 aw reform; race and gender inequities in justice processing; and
juvenile transfer policy and practice. 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.
Professor Bishop has frequently taken her academic research into the policy arena. She has presented
her research findings to legislative bodies; judicial conferences; prosecutorial conferences; public
defender and sentencing advocacy groups; juvenile task forces and commissions; and the National
Academy of Sciences. She has contributed to amicus curiae briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court,
and has testified as an expert witness in several cases involving waiver of juvenile defendants to criminal
court. She is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Washington-based Campaign for Youth
Justice and consults with numerous youth advocacy groups.
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.