Fulbright-Loughborough University Scholar Award (All Disciplines)
Christopher M. Campbell, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor for the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Portland State University. He focuses on a number of criminal justice related issues, with his recent work focusing on policies impacting people who use substances. As nations recognize the harmfulness of incarceration, many localized jurisdictions aim to divert the lowest-level, and particularly drug offenders, away from custody. Consequently, it is a critical time to examine the role of public and officer perceptions as it relates to diversion efforts. Dr. Campbell was selected for a Fulbright Scholar position at Loughborough University in England to study diversion efforts for people who use substances, and the acceptance of such efforts by law enforcement and the public. His project implements mixed-methods, using surveys and interviews of citizens and police to examine how perceptions of similar efforts differ between the US (Oregon), and England (West Midlands).