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Jordan Hyatt, PhD, JD, Associate Professor, Drexel University Department of Criminology and Justice Studies

Jordan Hyatt, PhD, JD

Associate Professor of Criminology and Justice Studies
Director, Center for Public Policy
Department of Criminology and Justice Studies
Center for Public Policy
Center for Science, Technology and Society
Office: 3401 Market Street, Room 110-B
Phone: 215.895.0490


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • JD, Villanova University School of Law

Research Interests:

  • Corrections, Re-entry and Community Supervision
  • Comparative and International Penology
  • Drug Treatment and Drug Use
  • Community Violence Reduction
  • Prison Climate, Oversight and Reform
  • Financial Sanctions
  • Scandinavian Correctional Policy
  • Sentencing
  • Experimental and Field Research


Jordan M. Hyatt is an associate professor in the Department of Criminology and Justice Studies, and serves as director of the Center for Public Policy, at Drexel University. Hyatt’s research in corrections and reentry focuses on the evaluation of innovative criminal justice interventions with an emphasis on randomized experiments. Through the program assessments with strong partnerships with practitioners, Hyatt works to develop effective and actionable criminal justice policies. Hyatt’s work is relevant for agencies with policy agendas focused on improving reintegration, public safety, and implementing evidence-based policies.

Selected Publications:

  • Ostermann, M., Ragusa, L. & Hyatt, J. M. (2015). How Different Operationalizations of Recidivism Impact Conclusions of Effectiveness of Parole Supervision. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.
  • Berk, R. A. & Hyatt, J. M. (2015). Machine Learning Forecasts of Risk in Criminal Justice Settings. Federal Sentencing Reporter.
  • Hyatt, J. M. & Barnes, G. C. (2014). A Randomized Evaluation of the Impact of Intensive Supervision on the Recidivism of High-Risk Probationers. Crime and Delinquency.
  • Ostermann, M. & Hyatt, J. M. (2014). Is Something Better Than Nothing? The Effect of Forcing Inmates onto Short Terms of Parole Supervision. Justice Quarterly.
  • Barnes, G. C., Hyatt, J. M., Angel, C. M., Strang, H., & Sherman, L. W. (2013). Are Restorative Justice Conferences More Fair than Criminal Courts? Comparing Levels of Observed Procedural Justice in the Reintegrative Shaming Experiments (RISE). Criminal Justice Policy Review.
  • Hyatt, J. M., Chanenson, S. L., & Bergstrom, M. H. (2011). Reform in Motion: The Promise and Perils of Incorporating Risk Assessments and Cost-Benefit Analysis into Pennsylvania Sentencing. Duquesne Law Review.