Indo-US 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Program

University of Calcutta

Claflin University

C.U. Team

Mitchell B. Mackinem

EDUCATION
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, Sociology. 2003
MA, University of Tennessee, Sociology. 1983
BA, Newberry College, Sociology. 1980

ACADEMIC POSITIONS
Associate Professor of Sociology, Claflin University, Orangeburg SC. 2011 to Present
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Claflin University, Orangeburg SC. 2005 to 2011
Adjunct Faculty, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. 2003 to 2011
Adjunct Faculty, Midlands Technical College, Columbia SC.
Winner of the Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year Award, 2000 1991 to 2005

Selected Publications
2010: Book Chapter, Losing Hope: The Production of Failure in Drug Court, found in New Approaches to Social Problems Treatment edited by Mark Peyrot and Stacy Lee Burns. Emerald Books
2009: Problem Solving Courts: Justice for the 21st Century, co-edited with Paul Higgins, is an edited volume with original contributions surveying the problem solving court movement Praeger.
2008: Thinking About Deviance 2nd Edition, co-authored with Paul Higgins. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
2008:Judging Drug Offenders: The Construction of Moral Identity in Drug Court, lead author with Paul Higgins. C.C. Thomas Publishing.
2007: Tell Me about the Test: The Construction of Truth and Lies in Drug Court, lead author with Paul Higgins. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, vol. 36, no. 3, June 2007.

Selected Presentations
April 2012 "Big Men on Campus: An Examination of Masculinities in College Stories." The Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting.
April 2011 "Dear Sir, Face Work from Jail." The Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting.
April 2010 "Grandmothers and the Natural History of a Drug Neighborhood" with Wes Abercrombie and "The Work of Professional Staff in Drug Court" with Paul Higgins. The Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting.
April 2009 "Do Winners Hang with Winners: A Network Analysis of Drug Court Outcome" with Tracy Burkett. Southern Sociological Society Annual Meetings.
December 2008 "Client Identity in Drug Court." South Carolina Drug of Abuse Conference.
August 2007 "Losing Hope: the Production of Failure in Drug Court" lead authored with Paul Higgins. Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting
October 2005 "Do Winners Hang with Winners: A Network Analysis of Drug Court Outcome" Mid-South Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
November 2004 "Denials, Excuses, Confessions and Apologies in a Drug Treatment Court" Lead author with Paul Higgins American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting
March 2004 "Drug Treatment Court: Completers vs. Non-completers" Academy of Criminal Justice Science Annual Meeting

Selected Grants
2011 Submitted in partnership with American University, Justice Programs Office, School of Public Administration; an application to "CONDUCT THE OJJDP FY 2011 BEST PRACTICES FOR JUVENILE DRUG COURT TRAINING."
2011 Submitted a NSF under the Law and Society Section. Projected entitled, Emerging Drug Markets in Eastern Europe.
2010 Grant reviewer for SAMHSA Re-entry courts competitive grants.

2009 Grant Reviewer for SAMHSA Family Centered Substance Abuse Treatment Grant and Bureau of Justice Assistance Edward Byrne Recovery Act Competitive Grant for Problem-Solving Courts.
2009 Submitted a Suicide Prevention grant to SAMSHA co-authored with Anisha Bagasra.
2007 Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant Reviewer, re-entry courts.
2005 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Grant Reviewer
2004 Drug Courts Discretionary Grant Program, Bureau of Justice Assistance: Interagency Planning Member, Contributing Writer. ($195,000)
2002 JCAP Curriculum Development Project, Department of Public Safety: Juvenile Accountability Block Grant: Writer, Grant Director. ($75,000)
1997 Fifth Circuit Solicitor's Office Drug Court Enhancement, South Carolina Department of Public Safety, Drug Control and System Improvement Program Grant: Writer, Grant Director. ($5,000)
1994 Correctional Option Planning Grant Program, Bureau of Justice Assistance: Writer, Grant Director. ($25,000)
1993 Day Reporting Center: "Stayin Straight" Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Managed and Supervised Grant Operation ($1.1 million)


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