About the Faculty

Profile PicShenique S. Davis (née Thomas), Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) Borough of Manhattan Community College. Prior to joining CUNY, she served as a Senior Policy Analyst with the Council of State Governments Justice Center where she managed projects centered on the improved application of the risk and needs framework in corrections and developed training curricula and resources to support a more informed approach of reentry strategies, specifically for adults with sexual offense convictions. Her research interests concentrate on the social consequences of mass incarceration, with a particular focus on race/ethnicity, race-related stress, and the family. Shenique has taught courses for the New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons Consortium (NJ-STEP) and previously worked as a research assistant professor at the Rutgers University Evidence-Based Institute for Justice Policy Research. Shenique has co-authored scholarly articles on the social implications of mass imprisonment, most recently presenting her research at the University of Oxford. Shenique received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University, School of Criminal Justice and earned her BA in Psychology from Hampton University.

Welcome to the Course Hub


This course hub website contains OER (Open Educational Resources)/ZTC (Zero Textbook Cost) resources for faculty teaching Corrections (CRJ 202) at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. These resources are freely available for use by BMCC faculty and beyond. This work was created by Shenique S. Davis, and funded by the New York State Department of Education.

This course hub is designed to provide faculty with historical and contemporary multi-media resources to support the development of relevant course content. Faculty are encouraged to adopt and adapt materials as they best see fit, as the featured works and lists are not exhaustive and will continually be updated.

The recommended resources align with the BMCC Criminal Justice Program course description for Corrections (CRJ 202) in that they work to highlight the social forces (political, religious, economic, and technological) that shape punishment; survey common theories (deterrence, retribution, rehabilitation, incapacitation, and restoration); examine how theory relates to policy; and, take a critical approach to correctional systems and policies by considering disparities and structural inequalities.

Feel free to send any questions, comments, or recommendations for suggested material to Professor Shenique S. Davis at shdavis@bmcc.cuny.edu.