Dr. Benjamin Meade is an assistant professor of Justice Studies. He received his PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina. Benjamin Meade joined the faculty at JMU in 2012, and teaches course in the Crime and Criminology track and for the Criminal Justice Minor. Currently, he is teaching Ethics in Criminal Justice and Criminology. His research interests include institutional corrections, inmate behavior, and religion and religiosity in prison. He is currently working on research examining the effect of exposure to violence on inmate maladjustment.