Kelly Welch, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Area of Expertise:
- Race, Ethnicity, and Justice
- Sociology of Punishment
- Social Justice
- Criminological Theory
Dr. Welch is the source to turn to for information and comment about some of the most provocative criminal and social justice issues of our time. She can speak authoritatively about racial and ethnic profiling, inequality and crime, how public opinion affects the harshness of criminal punishment, the root causes of crimes, and victims' rights. Welch can also discuss the rising need for social justice in relation to law enforcement, criminal punishment, school discipline, the criminal justice system, and society as a whole.
- Ph.D., Florida State University
- M.S., Florida State University
- B.A., University of California, Irvine
- Payne, Allison and Kelly Welch, "Modeling the Effects of Racial Threat on Punitive and Restorative School Discipline Practices." Criminology, August 2010
- Welch, Kelly and Payne, Allison Ann (2010). "Racial Threat and Punitive School Discipline." Social Problems 57:25-48.
- Welch, Kelly, "Parental Status and Punitiveness: Moderating Effects of Gender and Concern About Crime." Crime & Delinquency, pre-published online April 7, 2009, doi: 101177/0011128708330101.
- Welch, Kelly (2009). Howard Zinn's Critical Criminology: Understanding his Criminological Perspective. Contemporary Justice Review 12:511-529.
- Welch, Kelly (2007). "Black Criminal Stereotypes and Racial Profiling," Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 23:276-288.
- Welch, Kelly, Jake Bratton, and Marc Gertz (2006). "Racial Profiling: The Link between Equality of Treatment and Satisfaction with Police Protection. Law Enforcement Executive Forum 5:15-23.
- Chiricos, Ted, Welch, Kelly, and Gertz, Marc (2004). "The Racial Typification of Crime and Support for Punitive Measures." Criminology 42:359-389.
Selected Professional Experience
- Program Faculty, Center for Peace and Justice, Villanova University
- Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Office of Statewide Intelligence, Florida Department of Law Enforcement
- Facilitator, Prison Reintegrative Therapy. ESUBA: Men Helping Men and Women Helping Women Turn Abuse Around. Administered through Florida Department of Corrections.
- Instructor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University