Ronald EverettPh.D.

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Associate Professor
Justice Center
PSB 224F


  • 1988: Ph.D. (Sociology), University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Ron Everett is an associate professor in the Justice Center. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and has taught at Louisiana State University and the University of Idaho. Dr. Everett has also worked as a Senior Research Associate at the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC) and as a Social Science Analyst at the National Institute of Justice. At the USSC he helped design and conduct the national evaluation of the Federal sentencing guidelines. Dr. Everett has published in the areas of sentencing and racial/ethnic bias, juvenile sex offenders, drug treatment programs in correctional facilities, prison privatization, and clemency. His areas of expertise include sentencing and issues of disparity, corrections, criminal justice policy, and specialized courts.

See posts about Dr. Everett on the Justice Center blog.

Research Interests

  • Sentencing racial/ethnic bias
  • Corrections
  • Specialized courts
  • Criminal justice policy


"'The Governor's Court of Last Resort:' An Introduction to Executive Clemency in Alaska" by Ronald S. Everett and Deborah Periman. Alaska Law Review 28(1): 57–96 (Jun 2011).

Anchorage Disproportionate Minority Contact Study: Final Report  by André B. Rosay, Ronald S. Everett, and Will Hurr. NCJ 238562. Report prepared under Grant No. 2005-IJ-CX-0013 awarded by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, Oct 2010.

"Sex Offenders in the Alaska Juvenile Justice System" by André B. Rosay and Ronald S. Everett. Alaska Justice Forum 27(1): 1, 7–8 (Spring 2010).

"Anchorage Wellness Court: Challenges" by Ronald S. Everett. Alaska Justice Forum 26(1): 1, 5–9 (Spring 2009).

"Delinquency Trajectories in Anchorage and Fairbanks" by André B. Rosay and Ronald S. Everett. Alaska Justice Forum 25(3): 2–6 (Fall 2008).

"Factors and Conditions Influencing the Use of Research by the Criminal Justice System" by Christopher A. Innes and Ronald S. Everett. Western Criminology Review 9(1): 49–58 (Aug 2008).

Quantitative Analysis of Disparities in Juvenile Delinquency Referrals  by André B. Rosay and Ronald S. Everett. Report prepared under Grant No. 2005-IJ-CX-0013 awarded by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, Sep 2006.

"Disproportionate Minority Contact in Anchorage" (Powerpoint) by André B. Rosay and Ronald S. Everett. Slide presentation presented to the Anchorage Forum on Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) with the Juvenile Justice System, Anchorage, AK, 10 Jun 2006.

"Privatization in the Federal Prison System: Current Issues and Future Prospects" by Ronald S. Everett. In Hans-Jürgen Kerner, Elmar G.M. Weitekamp, Hans-Uwe Otto & Gaby Flößer (eds.), International Perspectives on Security and Privatization Current Issues in Private Security and Welfare Services. Tübingen, Germany: Institute of Criminology, University of Tübingen, 2006.

"Difference, Disparity, and Race/Ethnic Bias in Federal Sentencing" by Ronald S. Everett and Roger A. Wojtkiewicz. Journal of Quantitative Criminology 18(2): 189–211 (Jun 2002).

"Race, Remorse and Sentence Reduction: Is Saying You’re Sorry Enough?" by Ronald S. Everett and Barbara C. Nienstedt. Justice Quarterly 16(1): 99–122 (Mar 1999).

"An Experimental Test of Chemical Dependency Therapy for Jail Inmates" by John R. Dugan and Ronald S. Everett. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 42(4): 360–368 (Dec 1998).

"Adolescent Sexual Offenders Grown Up: Recidivism in Young Adulthood" by Ron Sipe, Eric L. Jensen, and Ronald S. Everett. Criminal Justice and Behavior 25(1): 109–124 (Mar 1998).

"The Evolution of the Federal Guideline for Crack Cocaine: Social Construction and Social Control" by Ronald S. Everett. In Eric L. Jensen & Jurg Gerber (eds.), The New War on Drugs: Symbolic Politics and Criminal Justice Policy, pp. 91–106. ACJS/Anderson Monograph Series. Cincinnati, OH: Anderson Publishing and Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 1998.

"Book Review — Politics and Plea Bargaining: Victims' Rights in California by Candace Mccoy" by Ronald S. Everett. The Criminologist 19(5): 13 (Sep/Oct 1994).

"Book Review — Crime and Control: Syllabi and Instructional Materials for Criminology and Criminal Justice" by Ronald S. Everett. Teaching Sociology 19(2): 285–286 (Apr 1991).

"Private Prisons Are Not More Efficient Than Public Prisons" by Christine Bowditch and Ronald S. Everett. In Stacey L. Tipp (ed.), America’s Prisons: Opposing Viewpoints, 5th ed. ed. Opposing Viewpoints Series. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 1991.

"Book Review — Prison Officers and Their World by Kelsey Kauffman" by Ronald S. Everett. Contemporary Sociology 19(1): 91–92 (Jan 1990).

"Effectiveness of Counsel: An Empirical Analysis" by Gray Cavender, Barbara C. Nienstedt, and Ronald S. Everett. Journal of Crime & Justice 10(1): 195–225 (1987).

"Private Prisons: Problems within the Solution" by Christine Bowditch and Ronald S. Everett. Justice Quarterly 4(3): 441–453 (Sep 1987).

"The Impact of a Crime Wave: Perceptions, Fear, and Confidence in the Police" by Mary Holland Baker, Barbara C. Nienstedt, Ronald S. Everett, and Richard C. McCleary. Law & Society Review 17(2): 319–335 (1983).