Benjamin Gibbs
Benjamin Gibbs
Department Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Criminology
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Benjamin Gibbs, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Ball State University, and serves as Chair of the department. Dr. Gibbs primarily teaches Research Methods in Criminal Justice. His research focuses on sentencing, sex offenders, drug courts and crime desistance. His work has been presented at the American Society of Criminology and Academy of Criminal Justice Science. He has published original research manuscripts in Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, and the American Journal of Criminal Justice.

Featured Scholarship

Gibbs, B. R., Lytle, R., & Wakefield, W. (2018). Outcome effects on recidivism among drug court participants. Criminal Justice and Behavior (online first).

ten Bensel, T., Gibbs, B. R., & Burkey, C. (2016). Female sex offenders: Is there a difference between solo and co-offenders? Journal of Interpersonal Violence (online first).

ten Bensel, T. Z., Gibbs, B. R., & Lytle, R. (2015). A propensity score approach towards assessing neighborhood risk of parole revocation. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 40(2), 353-376.