Areas of Expertise
Race and the Criminal Justice System, Unemployment and Crime, National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)
BA, Stetson University, History, 1984
MS, Florida State University, Criminology, 1987
PhD, Florida State University, Criminology, 1993
Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PCA-263B
Stewart J. D'Alessio is a Professor of Criminal Justice at Florida International University in Miami. He received his BA in History from Stetson University and his MS and PhD in Criminology from Florida State University. Professor D'Alessio has an extensive publication record and practical experience in program evaluation. Before entering academia, he worked on a federally funded grant for the Florida Department of Corrections evaluating innovative programs established in local jails throughout the state. He also worked as an evaluator for a federally funded juvenile treatment program established at the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida. Additionally, Professor D'Alessio served as a consultant to several national-level studies for the Justice Research and Statistics Association in Washington, D.C., including an assessment of the Federal Anti-Drug Abuse Acts of 1986 and 1988 funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and a nationwide survey of drug task force commanders. Professor D'Alessio also served previously as a Captain in the Military Police, and he participated in "Operation Just Cause" and "Operation Desert Storm." His unit received the "Valorous Unit Award" for extraordinary heroism while engaged in military operations during "Operation Just Cause" in Panama.
Professor D'Alessio's publications appear in a variety of scholarly journals including the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Criminology, Social Problems, and Justice Quarterly. His book, Criminal Courts for the 21st Century, is now in its third edition. He has received a number of grants to support his research efforts. He was also the former site-coordinator for Miami-Dade County's Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) Program, which was funded by the National Institute of Justice.