Shenique S. Davis’s Profile

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Shenique S. Davis
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About Me
Shenique 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.  
Twitter
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Department
Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice
Academic Program
Criminal Justice, A.A.

Courses

CRJ 204 | Criminal Justice and the Urban Community | Course Hub

CRJ 204 | Criminal Justice and the Urban Community | Course Hub

A course hub for CRJ 204: Criminal Justice and the Urban Community, a required course in the CRJ A.A. degree at BMCC.

CRJ 200 | Constitutional Law | Course Hub

CRJ 200 | Constitutional Law | Course Hub

This course provides a historical overview of the relationship of the states to the Bill of Rights, and how the U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted the powers of the federal government. The effect of the due process clause of the fourteenth Amendment on the application of the Bill of Rights to the states is examined through a study of the leading Supreme Court decisions related to criminal justice. Topics include characteristics and powers of the three branches of government, the principles governing the operation of the Bill of Rights, and the variables affecting the formulation of judicial policy. This course hub contains Open Educational Resources and /Zero Text Cost resources for faculty teaching U.S. Constitutional Law (CRJ200). These resources are freely available for use.

CRJ 102 Criminology (Sp 21)

CRJ 102 Criminology (Sp 21)

This course takes a critical approach to the study of crime and justice in urban settings. Course materials examine contemporary crime-related issues that affect urban communities within a historical and sociological context. The course highlights the intersections of deviant behavior and the criminal justice system within the structures of class, race, gender, and power inequalities. Topics explored may include racial profiling, juvenile delinquency, media representations of crime, policing, the war on drugs, and prisoner re-entry. At BMCC, students must have completed both the CRJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice course, as well as CRJ 102: Criminology as pre-requisites to enroll in CRJ 204.

CRJ 204 Criminal Justice and the Urban Environment (Sp. 21)

CRJ 204 Criminal Justice and the Urban Environment (Sp. 21)

This course takes a critical approach to the study of crime and justice in urban settings. Course materials examine contemporary crime-related issues that affect urban communities within a historical and sociological context. The course highlights the intersections of deviant behavior and the criminal justice system within the structures of class, race, gender, and power inequalities. Topics explored may include racial profiling, juvenile delinquency, media representations of crime, policing, the war on drugs, and prisoner re-entry. At BMCC, students must have completed both the CRJ 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice course, as well as CRJ 102: Criminology as pre-requisites to enroll in CRJ 204.

CRJ 201 | Policing | Course Hub

CRJ 201 | Policing | Course Hub

An OER course hub for criminal justice 201-policing. This course is intended to broaden the student’s understanding of the origins and development of law enforcement agencies in the United States. Moreover, the course will examine the complex role of the police in a democratic society in the criminal justice system. An emphasis will be placed on recruitment, the training process and the importance of diversity, particularly among larger police departments in the U.S. The course will also examine contemporary legal issues and modern strategies such as community, evidence-based, intelligence-led and predictive policing.

Communities

Teaching on the OpenLab

Teaching on the OpenLab

A place for BMCC faculty who are teaching (or considering teaching) on the OpenLab to connect and share ideas. Image by Wokandapix from Pixabay

BMCC Criminal Justice Program

BMCC Criminal Justice Program

In the Criminal Justice Program (CRJ) at the Social Sciences, Human Services, and Criminal Justice Department at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), you will find yourself in an academically stimulating environment, surrounded by highly-committed and trained faculty. The Criminal Justice Program provides a multidisciplinary study of the structure, administration, and dynamics of the criminal justice system. Faculty strive to broaden and deepen your understanding of the complex social, economic, and political issues facing our society. Your courses examine theories of offending and victimization, provide a solid foundation in criminal justice studies, and promote critical thinking on the competing ideologies of and social responses to crime.

BMCC Teaching Collaboratory

BMCC Teaching Collaboratory

An online space for faculty who have participated in the BMCC Teaching Collaboratory (formerly the Teaching Academy).

Building Community on the OpenLab

Building Community on the OpenLab

A space for anyone at BMCC who would like to use the OpenLab to create and participate in communities, such as student clubs, faculty interest groups, communities of practice, etc. Here you’ll find ideas, resources, and advice to help you make the most of OpenLab. Group image: “Icon-Community@2x” by Vkw.studiogood is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Projects

Teach On!

Teach On!

A space for faculty to share ideas about how to support student learning during the transition to distance learning for the remainder of Spring 2020. Please request to join if you are faculty at BMCC. Click on “Visit Project Site” in the upper right to access BMCC’s Course Continuity Resources website.

Race, Ethnicity, and Inclusion Working Group (Social Science)

Race, Ethnicity, and Inclusion Working Group (Social Science)

Race, Equity and Inclusion (REI) at BMCC is centered on the college’s work necessary to understanding and addressing systemic racism to create a more equitable system for individuals and families from historically marginalized groups. The Department of Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice has created its own REI committee to actively work to dismantle systemic racism and structural inequality across the department. We seek to work with our colleagues to think critically about course content to promote more inclusive teaching and learning.

Interactive Lessons of Critical Issues in Justice: OER Creation Project | BMCC Criminal Justice Prog

Interactive Lessons of Critical Issues in Justice: OER Creation Project | BMCC Criminal Justice Prog

The BMCC Criminal Justice Program has approximately 2,500 students majoring in the discipline. Criminal justice majors are required to complete the course, Criminal Justice and the Urban Community, CRJ 204, to earn the Associate of Arts (A.A.) Degree. Historically, the CRJ Program offered on average seven (7) sections designated as OER/Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC). Approximately 27 sections of CRJ 204 are offered, annually (Spring-15, Summer-3, Fall-9). On average, 400 students enroll in these sections each semester and more than 800 students per academic year. CRJ 204 students apply the culmination of their learning, knowledge, and skills from their social science courses by critically analyzing complex, yet culturally relevant, social issues and conduct an original research study. To note, the interactive lessons inclusive of the proposed project are appropriate for implementation in other CRJ and social science courses.