Assistant Professor - Criminology and Criminal Justice Program
Alexander L. Burton is an Assistant Professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Program. His work primarily focuses on corrections and criminal justice policy. His recent works appear in journals such as Criminology, Justice Quarterly, and Criminology and Public Policy.
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Doctor of Philosophy - Criminal Justice University of Cincinnati - 2022
Master of Science - Criminal Justice University of Cincinnati - 2017
Bachelor of Science - Justice Administration Southwest Minnesota State University - 2015
Institutional and Community Corrections
Criminal Justice Personnel Training
Public Opinion and Public Policy
School and Gun Policy
Burton, A. L., Jonson, C. L., Barnes, J. C.,Miller, W. T., & Burton, V. S., Jr. (2023). Training as an opportunity for change: A pretest-posttest study of correctional officer orientations. Journal of Experimental Criminology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11292-022-09544-8 2023 - publications
Burton, A. L., Jonson, C. L., Miller, W. T., & Cook, R. (2022). Likely to stay or bound to leave? Exploring prior work histories of correctional officer recruits. Corrections Today, 84(5), 24-28. 2022 - publications
Petrich, D. M., Cullen, F. T., Lee, H., & Burton, A. L. (2022). Prisoner reentry programs. In E. L. Jeglic and C. Calkins (Eds.), Handbook of Issues in Criminal Justice Reform. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-77565-0_18 2022 - publications
Lee, H., Pickett, J. T., Burton, A. L., Cullen, F. T., Jonson, C. L., & Burton, V. S., Jr. (2022). Attributions as anchors: How the public explains school shootings and why it matters. Justice Quarterly, 39(3), 497–524. 2022 - publications
Miller, W. T., Burton, A. L., Jonson, C. L., & Burton, V. S., Jr. (2022). The creation of a correctional officer trainee self-efficacy index: An application of item response theory. Journal of Forensic Psychology Research and Practice, 22(3), 285-306. 2022 - publications
Schutten, N., Pickett, J. T., Burton, A. L., Jonson, C. L., Cullen, F. T., & Burton., V. S., Jr. (2022). Punishing rampage: Public opinion on sanctions for school shooters. Justice Quarterly, 39(2), 252–275. 2022 - publications
Burton, A. L. (2021). Review of Policing the Second Amendment: Guns, Law Enforcement, and the Politics of Race by Jennifer Carlson. Sociological Inquiry, 91(2), 499–501. 2021 - publications
Burton, A. L. (2021). OLS (linear) Regression. In J.C. Barnes and D. Forde (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice. John Wiley & Sons.
2021 - publications
Assistant Professor University of Texas at Dallas [2022–Present]
Senior Research Associate Center for Health and Human Services Research [2020–2022]