Brian G. Sellers

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Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology


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  • Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2013

Interests and Expertise

  • Juvenile justice and policy
  • Juvenile homicide offenders
  • Juvenile risk assessment
  • School violence
  • Restorative justice
  • Psychology and law
  • Ethical dilemmas in the criminal justice system


Dr. Brian Sellers is an Associate Professor of Criminology at Eastern Michigan University. He is both a qualitative and quantitative researcher whose work is informed by critical social theory and it is advanced through an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates insights form sociology/criminology, philosophy/ethical inquiry, psychiatry/psychology, and law/legal studies. His work as recently appeared in the Contemporary Justice Review, New Criminal Law Review, Journal of Forensic Psychology: Research & Practice, Psychiatry Research, Criminal Justice & Behavior, Behavioral Sciences & the Law, Partner Abuse, and Children & Youth Services Review. He is co-author of The Ethics of Total Confinement: A Critique of Madness, Citizenship, and Social Justice, and he is also currently the co-editor of The Pre-Crime Society: Crime, Culture, and Control in the Ultramodern Age.  Dr. Sellers works locally with Friend of Restorative Justice (FORJ) and the Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) to promote restorative justice initiatives in Southeast Michigan. Dr. Sellers enjoys traveling, being outdoors, fine cuisine, college football & basketball, and spending valuable time with his daughter.

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]