Victor St. John
Professor of Public Affairs
Victor St. John is Professor of Public Affairs in the John Glenn School of Public Policy. He studies causes, consequences, and mitigation efforts related to the excessive use of the criminal justice system – our correctional, policing, and court systems. Specifically, he focuses on reducing the racial and societal harms that are influenced by our overreliance on these systems. His primary areas of investigation intertwine criminal justice with dimensions of space and place; physical and mental health; education; and racial inequities. He also has secondary areas of work that crosscut the family unit and center the underrepresented voices. He is interested in collaborating on projects in all of these areas. One project he currently leads has a focus on the loss of life within correctional institutions in the U.S. This project brings together elements of health, race, space and place, and the criminal justice system to unpack the occurrences of death while persons are under correctional control.