© 2019 by Howard Henderson


Howard M. Henderson II, PhD, is a professor of justice administration in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs.  He is also the graduate program director in the Administration of Justice Department and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Criminal Justice and Law Review.  Dr. Henderson’s research focuses on offender behavioral analytics and police-community relations in the 21st Century. The overarching goal of his work is to inform the development of criminal justice administration by way of empirically supported approaches.  He is currently leading research funded by the National Science Foundation on offender decision-making characteristics through a range of cognitive traits.  Along with several doctoral students, Dr. Henderson is evaluating the Dallas County Juvenile Justice Department Diversion Male Court Program.  Howard is also leading a research team in a large scale evaluation of the Houston Police Department Body Camera Program. 


He is a former member of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Multidisciplinary Advisory Board overseeing the U.S. Department of Justice – U.S. Department of Labor’s Prison Reentry Initiative.  Dr. Henderson also was an instructor in the United States Department of State’s International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA). In previous work, he has examined the effect of perceived procedural justice and legitimacy on inmate behavior, predictive equity among risk assessment instruments, and a host of criminal justice programs

Dr. Henderson received his BS in criminal justice administration from Middle Tennessee State University, his masters of criminal justice from Tennessee State University, and his PhD in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University.  He serves as a regular reviewer for Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Evaluation and Program Planning, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Crime and Justice, Journal of Criminal Justice, Justice Quarterly, Police Practice and Research, Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, Women and Criminal Justice, and Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. Dr. Henderson also contributes regularly to the Huffington Post.