Patrick Webb, Ph.D.

  • Interim ChairDepartment of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Info:

  • prwebb@st-aug.edu
  • 919.516.4186
  • Boyer Building Room 103B

Educational Background

B.S. – Criminal Justice (Minor Sociology)
Lamar University, 1994

M.A. – Sociology
Prairie View A&M University, 1998

Ph.D. – Juvenile Justice
Prairie View A&M University, 2008

Area(s) of Research

  • Race relations
  • Fear of Crime/Influence of Media
  • Social Conflict Theory
  • Juvenile/Criminal Justice Policy/DMC
  • Social Psychology
  • Delinquency Prevention/Restorative Justice

Publications

Journal Articles

Webb, P., Lyons, J., Patrick, L., Arkenberg, M., & Robinson, B. (2019). A Comparative Assessment of Darkness in the Ebony Tower: Perceptions of Campus Crimes in HBCU Settings. Journal of Negro Education (in press).

Webb, P., Frame, K., & Marshall, P. (2018). Correlates of campus crime: An exploration of minority attitudes at an HBCU. Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 1-19.

Webb, P., Patrick, L. & S. Sulzer. (2018). Stigma and status at an HBCU: Perceptions of racial authenticity among racially underrepresented students in the South. Journal of Black Studies, 49(2), 171-186.

Webb, P. (2017). A potential case of linguistic prejudice: The expression of identity in ‘Black and White’. The Urban Review, 1-15.

Webb, P. (2016). Sabotaging success: Examining academic dis-identification among African American male adolescents. Race, Gender and Class, 23 (1/2), 172-182.

Webb, P. & C. Linn (2015). Acting white or acting right: An examination of racial identity among college students within an HBU. Journal of Black Studies, 47(2), 134-149.

Books

Webb, P. (2011). The burden and blessings of corporal punishment. Mustang, OK., Tate Publishing.

Webb, P. (2010). Incapacitating the innocent: An investigation of legal and extralegal factors associated with the pre-adjudicatory detention of juveniles. Boca Raton, FL: Universal-Publishers.

Webb, P. (2010). Saying “yes” to no: A biblical approach to disagreement. Mustang, OK., Tate Publishing.

Book Chapters

Webb, P. (Education Chapter). Sociology in the fast lane. Bypass Publishing. Dubuque, IA. (2013).

Webb, P. (Population Chapter). Sociology in the fast lane. Bypass Publishing. Dubuque, IA. (2013).

Encyclopedia Entries

Synopticon. In Bruce A. Arrigo, J. Geoffrey Golson (Eds) Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics. Sage Publications. (2014).

Prejudice. In Frederick Wherry (Ed) Encyclopedia of Economics and Society. Sage Publications. (2015).

Incapacitation. In Bruce A. Arrigo (Ed) Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy. Sage Publications (2018).

Book Reviews

Webb, P. (2017). [Review of the book Facts Matter]. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice (in press)

Webb, P. (2016). [Review of the book Sex Offenders: A Criminal Career Approach]. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, https://www.ccja-acjp.ca/pub/en/category/reviews/

Webb, P. (2016). [Review of the book Alternative Offender Rehabilitation and Social Justice]. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 58(3) (DOI) 10.3138/cjccj.2016.58.3.BM

Webb, P. (2016). [Review of the book The new Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness]. Reasons http://reasonpapers.com/archives/

Webb, P. (2015). [Review of the book School shooters: Understanding high school, college, and adult perpetrators]. Criminal Justice Review (DOI) 0734016815597026

Webb, P. (2015). [Review of the book The eternal criminal record]. Journal of Crime, Law, and Social Change (DOI) 10.1007/s10611-015-9570-x.

Webb, P. & K. Foy (2015). [Review of the book Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America]. Argument and Critique.

Webb, P. (2015). [Review of the book The new Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness]. Argument and Critique.

Webb, P. (2014). [Review of the book The ethical subject of security: Geopolitical reason and the threat against Europe]. International Sociology Review of Books, 29, 420-423.

Webb, P. (2014). [Review of the book Black men, invisibility and crime: Towards a critical race theory of desistance]. Global Crime, 15(3-4), 380-383.

Webb, P. (2014). [Review of the book Digital piracy: An integrated theoretical approach]. International Criminal Justice Review, 24(2), 212-213.

Webb, P. (2014). [Review of the book Breaking rules: The social and situational dynamics of young people’s urban crime]. Asian Journal of Criminology, 9(3), 245-248.

Webb, P. (2013). [Review of the book Discovery of hidden crime: Self-report delinquency surveys in criminal policy context]. Global Crime. doi: 10.1080/17440572.2013.831223

Webb, P. (2013). [Review of the book Kids, cops, and confessions: Inside the interrogation rooms]. International Criminal Justice Review, 23(3), 315-317.

Webb, P. (2013). [Review of the book Mission Based Policing]. Criminal Justice Review, 38(2), 247-250.

Webb, P. (2013). [Review of the book Sex Slaves and Serfs: The Dynamics of Human Trafficking in a Small Florida Town]. International Criminal Justice Review, 23(3), 322-324.

Webb, P. (2013). [Review of the book Dispatches from the dark side: On torture and the death of justice]. Argument and Critique.

Webb, P. (2013). [Review of the book Pathways for offender reentry: An aca reader]. Corrections Today, 66-67.

Webb, P. (2013). [Review of the book The crime numbers game: Management by manipulation]. Criminal Justice Review, 38(3), 400-402.

Webb, P. (2013). [Review of the book Relationship-centered practices in early childhood: Working with families, infants, and young children at-risk]. Families in Society Online, 94. doi 10.1606/1945-1350.4268

Webb, P. (2012). [Review of the book Setting the watch: Privacy and the ethics of cctv surveillance]. International Criminal Justice Review, 22(4), 460-461.

Webb, P. (2012) [Review of book Enforcing the convict code: Violence and prison culture]. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 54(4). doi:10.3138/cjccj.54.4.529

Webb, P. (2012) [Review of book The constitutional rights of children: In re Gault and juvenile justice]. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 54(4). doi:10.3138/cjccj.54.4.529

Webb, P. (2012). [Review of the book The will to kill: Making sense of senseless murders, 4th Ed.]. International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, 7(2), 653-658.

Webb, P. (2012). [Review of the book: Sentencing and the legitimacy of trial justice]. Journal of Crime, Law and Social Change, 58(5), 575-578.

Webb, P. (2012). [Review of the book: Domestic violence: Legal sanctions and recidivism rates among male perpetrators]. International Criminal Justice Review, 22(3), 335-333.

Webb, P. (2012). [Review of the book: Against the law: Labor protests in China’s rustbelt and sunbelt]. Asian Journal of Criminology, 8(3), 235-237.

Webb, P. (2012). [Review of the book: Crime and crime policy, Volume 4, International Perspectives in Punitivity]. Asian Journal of Criminology, 8(3), 239-242.

Webb, P. (2007). [Review of the book Restorative justice: Healing the foundations of our everyday lives, 2nd Ed.]. Journal of Critical Criminology, 15(4), 369-371.

Webb, P. (2007). [Review of the book Juvenile delinquency: Prevention, assessment and intervention]. Journal of Youth Violence and Juvenile Delinquency, 5(2), 211-214.

Non-Academic Professional Publications:

Webb, P. (2018) How to reduce Harmful Police Contacts with Youth. Scholars Strategy Network (May 21, 2018) https://scholars.org/brief/how-reduce-harmful-police-contacts-youth

Webb, P. (2017). Are Youth of Color Benefiting from Juvenile Justice Reform. Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (November 20, 2017) https://jjie.org/2017/11/20/are-youth-of-color-benefiting-from-juvenile-justice-reform/

Webb, P. (2017). How the Media Contribute to Disproportionate Confinement of Minority Youth. Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (January 25, 2017) https://jjie.org/2017/01/25/how-the-media-contributes-to-the-disproportionate-confinement-of-minority-youth/

Webb, P. (2016). Judicial Discretion and the Golden Rule: Selfless Judge Puts Children’s Needs First in Her Courtroom. Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (November 3, 2016) https://jjie.org/2016/11/03/judicial-discretion-and-the-golden-rule-selfless-judge-puts-childrens-needs-first-in-her-courtroom/

Webb, P. (2016). Media Coverage of Juvenile Court Hearings: Should the Revolution be Televised? Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (September 28, 2016) https://jjie.org/2016/09/28/media-exposure-of-juvenile-court-hearings-should-the-revolution-be-televised/

University, Community & Government Reports:

Webb, P. Analytical Report associated with the Short-term Suspensions of Elementary Students in the state of North Carolina. Southern Coalition for Social Justice (July, 2018).

Webb, P. Disclosing Distinctions: Perceptions of Campus Crime at a Private HBCU. Office of the President of Saint Augustine’s University (June, 2018).

Webb, P. Determining Disparity: An Investigation of Race, Arrests, and Felony Convictions in the State of Georgia. Expert Witness Disclosure Report, Brancart & Brancart Law Firm (May, 2017).

Webb, P. Arrested Development of Youth: The Color and Cost of Disparity in Raleigh, North Carolina. Office of State Representative Rodney Moore, General Assembly of North Carolina (February, 2018).

Webb, P., Clearing Carolinians: Exoneration Decisions among Falsely Convicted Felons in North Carolina. Southern Coalition for Social Justice (July, 2017).

Webb, P., Prohibiting or Promoting Progress: An Exploration of Racial Identity among Minority Students in relation to Academic Achievement (Proposal). St. Tammany Parish Public School System (April, 2015).

Webb, P., Analytical Findings of Citizen Complaints, Use of Force, and Internal Affairs Investigations among New Orleans Police Officers. Office of the Independent Police Monitor (March, 2015).

Webb, P, Obinyan, E. & J. Penny, Proposal for the Establishment of a Doctoral Program of Criminal Justice. Curriculum Committee, Southern University at New Orleans (January, 2015).

Media, Academic Review, Editorial Affiliations:

Media Contribution

Webb, P. (2018). Ringing the Bell on Kids Charged as Adults by Ko Bragg, Jackson Free Press, March 7, 2018 http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2018/mar/07/ringing-bell-kids-charged-adults/

Webb, P. (2017). Young Perps: The Costs of Sensationalizing Youth Crime by Ko Bragg, Jackson Free Press, November 27, 2017 http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2017/nov/29/young-perps-costs-sensationalizing-youth-crime/

Academic (Textbook) Review Webb, P. (2018). [Review of the book entitled Juvenile Delinquency: Pathways and Prevention] by Christopher A. Mallet and Miyuki Fukushima Tedor Sage Publications.

Webb, P. (2018). [Review of the book entitled Criminal Law Today, 6th Edition] by Frank Schmalleger and Daniel Hall Pearson Publications.

Webb, P. (2017). [Review of the book entitled Organizational Behavior and Management in Law Enforcement] by Harry More, Gennaro Vito, & William Walsh Pearson Publications.

Webb, P. (2016). [Review of the book entitled Careers in Criminal Justice] by Coy. H. Johnston Sage Publications.

Webb, P. (2014). [Review of the book Sociology in the Fast Lane.] Bypass Publications.

Webb, P. (2013). [Review of the book Data Mining and Predictive Analysis] by Coleen McCue. Elsevier Publications.

Webb, P. (2008). [Review of the book Juvenile Justice: The Core] by Richard Lawrence & Mario Hesse. Sage Publications.

Webb, P. (2007). Contributing writer. In Calderia, C. (Ed.) Lecture ideas for courses on the family. Belmont, CA: Thompson Wadsworth.

Editorial Board Membership

U.S. Journal of Police Use of Force and Practices

Online Article(s)

Webb, P., Frame, K. & Marshall, P. (2018) Correlates of campus crime: An exploration of minority assessments. Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice (In Press)

Webb, P. (2018) How to Reduce Harmful Police Contacts with Youth. Scholars Strategy Network

Webb, P. & Sulzer, L. (2018). Stigma and Status; Stigma and status at an HBCU: Perceptions of racial authenticity among racially underrepresented students in the South. Journal of Black Studies 

Webb, P. (2017). A potential case of linguistic prejudice: The expression of identity in “black and white”. Journal of Urban Review 

Awarded Grants and Fellowships

Ensuring justice within criminal justice: The necessity of theory-based instruction. General Research Grant, University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies (2013). Amount: $2,500.

(Co-PI), Political Science and Criminal Justice Geographical Information Systems. Enhancement, Enrichment, Excellence in Mathematics and Science (E3MaS) Faculty Seed Grant, National Science Foundation (2015). Amount: $1,500.

Preservation of the Saint Augustine’s University Chapel. The National Park Service (2018). Amount: $312,250.

Research Projects

Webb, P. Disproportionate Minority Youth Arrest (DMYA): Observations, Origins, and Opportunities. Saint Augustine’s University, North Carolina, 2019-2020.

Webb, P. Crime Reporting and Technology: A View from an HBCU. Saint Augustine’s University, North Carolina, 2018-2019.

Webb, P. Disclosing Crime-Related Distinctions: Student Attitudes of Campus Crime at a Private HBCU. Saint Augustine’s University, North Carolina, 2017-2018.

Webb, P. & K. Frame. Correlates of campus-related crime: An assessment of HBU students. Savannah State University, Georgia, 2016-2017.

Webb, P., Linn, C., Patrick, L., Coleman, J. & C. Clark. Correlates of campus-related crime: An assessment of HBU students. Southern University at New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2016.

Webb, P. Patrick, L. & S. Sulzer. Stigma and Status at an HBCU: Perceptions of Racial Authenticity among Minority Students in the South. Southern University at New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2016.

Webb, P., Amedee, G., Penny, J., & D. Gil. Is this a case of linguistic prejudice: The expression of identity in Black and White. Southern University at New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2016.

Webb, P., & C. Linn. Acting right or acting white: Exploring racial identity at an HBCU. Southern University at New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2015.

Webb, P., Sabotaging success: An examination of academic disengagement among male African American adolescents. Spring Independent School District, Spring, Texas, 2014.

Panel Discussions

Webb, P, James, A., McClenney, M. & E. Ellis. Release the Captives. Province VIII Deacon’s Conference (Diocese of Nevada), Reno, NV. 2017

Foy, K., Coleman, J., Webb, P., Harrell, E., & Penny, J. Marriage & Couple Seminar: Rekindle the Fire (Discussion Panel) Southern University at New Orleans, April 18, 2015.

Webb, P., Hignite, L., Emeka, T. & Harris, J. From Buffalo Bayou to the River Mersey: Issues in Campus Security. Bridging the Atlantic: European American University Forum (Roundtable Discussion Panel). Liverpool John Moores University, November 16-21, 2008.

Webb, P. Content Analysis of Juvenile Justice Chapters in Introductory Level Criminal Justice Textbooks. Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Chicago, IL. 2005.

Papers Presented

Webb, P. A Comparative Assessment of Darkness in the Ebony Tower: Perceptions of Campus Crime in HBCU Settings. Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Baltimore, MD. 2019.

Webb, P. Evaluating Fears: Comparing Perceptions of Campus Crimes among HBCU Students. Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in New Orleans, LA. 2018.

Webb, P. Race and Release: Examination of Exoneration of Minority Youth in the United States. Presented at the Province VIII Deacon’s Conference (Diocese of Nevada), Reno, NV. 2017.

Webb, P. Correlates of Campus-Related Crime: A Minority Assessment of HBCU Students. Presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Kansas City, MO. 2017.

Webb, P. The Color of Confinement: Determinants of Detention among Latino Youth. Presented at the American Society of Criminology Meeting in New Orleans, LA. 2016.

Webb, P. Sabotaging Success: An Examination of Academic Disengagement among Male African American Adolescents. Presented at the Race, Gender and Class Conference, New Orleans, LA. 2016.

Webb, P. Is This A Case of Linguistic Prejudice: The Expression of Identity in ‘Black and White’. Presented at the Association of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Inc., Jackson, MS. 2016.

Webb, P. Acting Right or Acting White: Exploring Racial Identity at an HBCU. Presented at the Race, Gender and Class Conference, New Orleans, LA. 2015.

Webb, P. Predicting Pre-Adjudicatory Detention Decision: An Investigation of Legal & Extralegal Factors. Presented at the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice, Oklahoma City, OK. 2005.

Webb, P. Determinants of Detention Decisions. Presented at the Texas A&M University Pathways Symposium, Kingsville, TX. 2005.

SAU Campus Organizations

  • IRB Committee Member
  • Academic Policies Committee
  • General Education Committee

Awards & Honors

Faculty Scholarship Honraria Recipient

Excellence and Kindle Reader Award Finalist

Texas A&M University Symposius

Faculty of the Year Nominee (Lamar University)

Favorite Quote

An empty mind is synonymous with an empty house. Through wisdom is a house built; and by understanding it is established -Proverbs