Jill McCorkel

Jill McCorkel

Jill McCorkel, Ph.D., is Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Villanova University and the founding director of the Philadelphia Justice Project for Women and Girls. Dr. McCorkel is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on prisons and punishment, drug policy, and American criminal law.


Police officers accused of brutal violence often have a history of complaints by citizens

By: - June 4, 2020

As protests against police violence and racism continue in cities throughout the U.S., the public is learning that several of the officers involved in the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville share a history of complaints by citizens of brutality or misconduct. Decades of research on police shootings and brutality […]