Nicky Ali Jackson, Ph.D.

Coordinator, Criminal Justice program

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

PNW Professor Nicky Jackson


Nicky Jackson serves as coordinator of the criminal justice program and is an associate professor of criminal justice. She is also the faculty advisor to the student PNW Criminal Justice Club.

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Teaching Focus

Some of Jackson’s teaching areas include domestic violence, sexual assault, victimology, wrongful convictions, ethics, juvenile delinquency, school violence, criminology, minority issues in criminal justice, criminal law and law enforcement.

PNW professor Nicky Jackson receives the Sagamore of the Wabash award

Purdue Northwest Associate Professor Nicky Ali Jackson awarded Sagamore of the Wabash

PNW Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Nicky Ali Jackson was honored with the Sagamore of the Wabash, one of the highest civilian honors bestowed by the sitting Indiana governor in recognition of service to the state or the governor.

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PNW Professor Nicky Jackson


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  • Ph.D – Sociology with a concentration in Deviance, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • M.A.- Criminal Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • B.S. – Criminal Justice, Ball State University

Areas of Expertise

  • Domestic Violence
  • Victimology Wrongful Convictions
  • School Violence
  • Juvenile Delinquency