Alesa Liles, Ph.D., M.S.W.
(Associate Professor)

Georgia College & State University (GA)

Government and Sociology

gender and crime, mental health, criminal justice

About Me

Alesa R. Liles is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Georgia College & State University. She has an MSW and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Her research interests include legal policy, women and crime, juvenile justice, and mental health issues in the criminal justice system. She has published in journals including Youth Justice, the Journal of At-Risk Issues, the Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology, as well as many other media. She mentors undergraduate research at both regional and national conferences including the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology. Her teaching includes classes on legal issues, women and crime, and the criminal justice system. She is also the current instructor for the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program at Georgia College. Since 2016 she has received multiple grants to create combined educational opportunities for college students and currently incarcerated individuals. To contribute to the greater community of Baldwin County, she has written the new (2019) Animal Control ordinances and policies, developed the Baldwin County Animal Control and Services partnership with PetSmart, and has been awarded both state and national grants for Baldwin County Animal Control and Services.

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