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M. Michaux Parker Ph.D.

Department Chair, Criminal Justice and Political Science
Associate Professor
Tom Raper Hall 356
(765) 973-8643


  • Ph.D., Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 2007
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, North Carolina Central University, 2003
  • B.S. Criminal Justice, North Carolina Central University, 1994

Research Interests

  • Gangs and Transnational Organized Crime
  • Organizational Management and Bureaupathology

Selected Publications

  • (2014) Wilson, G., M. Parker & C. Thomas. (2012) An Empirical Analysis of the Project B.U.I.L.D. Gang Intervention Program. Journal of Gang Research. (Accepted, in press).
  • (2014) Parker, M., J. Glenn, A. Turner. Criminalizing Childhood: The Social Development of Juvenile Crime in a Rural North Carolina School. Social Development Issues. 36 (2), 35-52.
  • (2013) Parker, M., T. Smith & J. Comer. Understanding the Lure: Examining Pro-Social Gang Behavior and Membership Continuity. The Commitment, 8(1).
  • (2012) Parker, M, J. McRant & S. Coleman. Gangs in the Village: Re-conceptualizing Gangs as a Social Work Phenomenon. Journal of Gang Research, 19, (4), 21-36.
  • (2012) Parker, M.; R. Abdul-Ghaffar; K. Campbell & D. Vickers-Johnson. Managing not to Change: An Analysis of Anosognosic Management and the Indirect Impact on Organizational Change. Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics 9(5), 112-124.
  • (2012) Parker, M. & S. Coleman. Personality Matters: The Effect of Defiant Individualism on both Deviant Associations and Normative Behaviors among Juveniles in Rural North Carolina. American Journal of Criminal Justice. 31(2).
  • (2011). Parker, M., R. Abdul-Ghaffar; K. Campbell & K. Clarke. The S.E.A. Protocol: Systematically Engendering Innovation in Management. International Journal of Finance and Management 1(1), 2-9.

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

  • (2014) Alumnus Award for Excellence in Research, NC Central University
  • (2013) Feature interview in the Quest Research Magazine. NC Central University
  • (2012) Fredric Milton Thrasher Award, National Gang Crime Research Center


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