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Dr. Pratt-Harris has published in the peer-reviewed African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies.  


Dr. Pratt-Harris collaborated with scholars, activists, professionals, and members of the community to write a police training textbook – Why Police Should be Trained by Black  People (under contract with Taylor & Francis/ Routledge Publishing to be released Spring 2021).  The compilation includes more than 30 contributing authors with Dr. Pratt-Harris as the editor of the volume.  


Dr. Pratt-Harris collaborates on grants that involve addressing pressing crime problems and the realities of policing in urban areas. She is an evaluator for the Baltimore Safe Streets Johns Hopkins Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program Evaluation, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, US Dept of Justice Programs. She is also the principal investigator for the Baltimore City Police Department’s Consent Decree Monitoring Team’s Community Survey mandated by Baltimore City and the U.S. Department of Justice: "The Community’s Experiences and Perceptions of the Baltimore City Police Department.”                           



Howard University 

Doctor of Sociology 

University of Baltimore 

Masters of Criminal Justice 

University of Maryland at College Park

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Criminology/Criminal Justice

Awards, Scholarships and Grants

  • Morgan State University Benjamin Quarles Faculty Fellow, 2019 – 2020

  • Morgan State University Faculty Development Awardee, Hosted the “Happy Birthday Irene Diggs: First Annual Dubois-Diggs Socioogical Society Research Symposium” Spring 2019

  • Morgan State University Faculty of the Year Award Recipient 2015-2016

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