Paul Bellair

Paul Bellair

Paul Bellair

Professor and Director of Criminal Justice Research Center


Townshend Hall 202A
1885 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Socio-Economic Disadvantage
  • Criminology
  • Recidivism
  • Employment
  • Drug Use
  • Quantitative & Qualitative Mixed Methods


  • Ph.D. - Sociology, State University of New York-Albany
  • MA - Sociology, State University of New York-Albany
  • BA - Sociology, State University of New York-Albany

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Dr. Bellair's research addresses the community context of crime, delinquency, and drug use, race/ethnic differences in violence, life course criminology, and recidivism. His most recent research examines the relationship between employment stability and recidivism among ex-prisoners. He is the Principal Investigator of the Ohio Prison study, a longitudinal, mixed-methods study of 250 former prisoners.

Featured Project:

Lives of the Formerly Incarcerated

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